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


* 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.


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˜‰