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Sweet Candied Orange and Coconut Cream Crêpes

Crêpes are a staple food here in Switzerland and neighbouring France. 

We piled our plant-based crêpes high sandwiched between layers of delicious creamy coconut, drizzled with sweet orange syrup and topped with candied oranges and zest.

Crepes

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Servings: 10 Crepes

Ingredients

Pancake Batter

  • 170 g oat flour
  • 25 g cornflour
  • 75 ml almond
  • 375 ml milk
  • 1-2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 375 ml cold water
  • 1 Pinch of salt

Coconut Cream

  • 250 ml coconut cream (the liquid type, not tinned milk)
  • 1 tbsp agar powder
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • zest 1 Orange

Candied Orange Slices

  • 1 large orange cut into 1cm thick slices
  • 250 ml water
  • 250 g light cane sugar

Method

Pancake Batter

  • Weigh out the flours, liquids and maple syrup directly into a blender and whizz all the ingredients together.
  • It is important to let the batter rest for at least 1 hour (or overnight) so mixture settles into a smooth batter.
  • The batter needs to be quite thin, like the consistency of single cream, you can add more water if necessary to get the right thickness.
  • To cook the pancakes lightly grease a frying pan with coconut oil and set over a medium to high heat.
  • Once nice and hot ladle the pancake batter into the frying pan and cook for a few minutes on each side.

Coconut Cream

  • Whisk the agar agar powder and coconut cream together very well, making sure all the powder has dissolved, then add the maple syrup (and orange zest if using).
  • Put the saucepan over a medium to high heat and bring the coconut cream to boiling point, as soon as its start to bubble, reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. 
  • Keep stirring to prevent it from sticking to the pan. After 5 minutes, take the pan off the heat and pour the coconut cream into a bowl. Once cool, pour it into a piping bag and pipe between each pancake layer.

Candied Orange Slices

  • Start by placing the water and sugar together into a saucepan and bring to the boil. In the meantime, cut the orange into 1 cm thick slices. 
  • As soon as the water and sugar starts to boil, add the orange slices and simmer gently for 15 – 20 minutes
  • When they start to become translucent remove the slices from the syrup and place onto a cooling rack to dry overnight.
  • Once dry coat them in sugar and use to decorate pancakes. 

Notes

Although we love coconut sugar we decided to opt for an organic cane sugar for our lighter touch to our candied oranges. 
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This recipe was created with love, by

Daphne McMahon

Having worked as a lead pastry chef and baker, Daphne has a passion for pushing the boundaries - she creates beautiful recipes, bringing natural ingredients into the world of pastry and chocolate making, and making sure every recipe is as delicious as it is wholesome.

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