Ohh one of my favourite days of the year is coming up on Tuesday 24th February……….Shrove Tuesday, aka Pancake fest…….:-)

Here’s one to wow your loooooover with LOL

Cointreau pancakes

Ingredients

* 85g soft unsalted butter
* 25g golden caster sugar
* 3 tbsp Cointreau or Grand Marnier
* grated zest of Ā½ orange
* 12 pancakes

For the sauce
* grated zest of 1 orange and juice of 2
* grated zest of 1 lemon
* 175g golden caster sugar
* 3 tbsp Cointreau or Grand Marnier
* 284ml carton double cream , softly whipped, to serve

1. Cream the butter and sugar in a bowl then add the liqueur and orange zest and spread a little over each pancake. Fold the pancakes into quarters and arrange in a large shallow ovenproof dish. (You can make and chill this up to a day ahead or freeze for up to a month.) Preheat the oven to 190C/gas 5/ fan 170C.

2. To make the sauce, put the citrus zests, orange juice and sugar in a pan and heat gently until the sugar dissolves. Add 2 tbsp of the liqueur. Bring to the boil then reduce the heat and cook for 7-10 minutes until reduced by half. Set aside. (You can cook, cool and chill this a day ahead.)

3. Bake the pancakes, covered for 15 minutes. Gently warm the sauce until syrupy then stir in a tbsp of liqueur. Drizzle the pancakes with the sauce and serve with the cream.

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Otherwise, just keep ’em coming out of the pan with sugar and lemon juice? Orange? Chocolate sauce? Vanilla sugar? How do you eat yours? šŸ˜‰

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