You’ll love the rich warm Suzette-inspired syrup that complements our bubbly decedent Puff Pancake. Quick to make, but guaranteed to wow any guest.
On Sunday mornings I love to make pancakes for my kids. It’s the only day out of the week that I feel like we can take it easy. I’ve realized though that it’s really hard to prepare pancakes for a family of five, and have them warm and ready for everyone to eat together.
One of the hardest problems I find with pancakes is that I feel like we’re eating in stations. I don’t want my kids to have cold pancakes on their plates, so i always let them take the first batch. The next batch is usually for my husband, because he likes more pancakes than me, and lastly I get to eat all by myself: not the way I picture a Sunday morning breakfast. It’s a lot of work to cook a home-cooked meal, so eating by myself is not okay: I had to find a way to fix that.
Thankfully I was introduced to dutch puff pancakes. The whole pancake cooks in one large skillet, so everyone gets to eat at the table as a family with a warm plate in front of them. Perfect Sunday if you ask me! I created a Suzette-inspired orange syrup that pairs perfectly with the sprinkle of powdered sugar. Enjoy!
Start by making a sugar orange mixture 1 hour to 24 hours in advance. The oils in the orange zest infuse in the sugar to bring out a stronger flavor. To make the sugar mix 1 tablespoon orange zest, 4 tablespoons granulated sugar, and scrape out the seeds of 1 vanilla bean. Mix together.
Mix 4 large eggs, 1/2 cup all purpose flour, pinch of salt, and 1/2 cup whole milk in an electric blender. Great opportunity for your kids to get involved with cooking.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees, melt butter in pan, and then pour batter into pan quickly. Bake for 18-20 minutes.
While pancake cooks, start working on your sauce. Bring 1/2 cup melted butter, sugar mixture, and orange juice to a boil. Add 1/2 cup triple sec. continue to simmer till alcohol burns out. It will bubble and froth.
Once sauce has thickened about 10 minutes, remove from heat. I poured mine into a glass mason jar because you will have extra. Add 2 tablespoons of whole milk and whisk vigorously with a fork. Refrigerate leftovers, heat in microwave before serving.
Remove pancake from the oven.
Sprinkle pancake with powdered sugar. I like to use a to sprinkle my sugar. It gives it a professional look and makes the dish look so pretty.
Slice with a pizza cutter into triangles and pour on your Orange syrup. Eat dish immediately. I’d like to note that my middle child asked me if he could “eat this pancake forever” and deemed it my “famous pancake”: I hope you enjoy it as much as he does.
Puff Pancake with an Orange Syrup
You'll love the rich warm Suzette inspired syrup that complements our bubbly decedent Puff Pancake. Quick to make, but perfect enough to Wow any guest.
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter
- 4 large eggs
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup confectioners sugar
Orange Sauce Ingredients
- 1 tbsp Orange Zest
- 4 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
- 1/2 cup Orange liquor such as Triple Sec
- 1 vanilla bean
- 2 tbsp whole milk
Heat oven to 425 degrees. Place a 12 inch ovenproof skillet in the oven with 4 tablespoons of butter.
In a blender mix together eggs, flour, salt, and milk, until a thin batter forms.
Remove pan with butter from the oven and pour in batter quickly. Return to oven and bake until pancake is golden and puffy. 18-20 minutes.
Serve from the skillet, sprinkle with confectioners sugar, and drizzle with orange syrup.
Mix together orange zest, vanilla seeds, and sugar 1 hour- 24 hours in advance. This is so that the orange zest oils can infuse into the sugar.
in a large skillet bring butter, sugar mixture, and juice to a low boil. Add 1/2 cup orange liquor and boil for 2-4 minutes to let the alcohol burn out. Bring the heat down to a low simmer and continue cooking until sauce thickens.
Remove from heat and pour into a glass mason jar, add 2 tablespoons of milk and whisk vigorously to form a sauce.
Spoon mixture over pancake.
Reheat leftovers before serving.