Blood Orange Crêpe Cake


For the crêpe batter

  • 450g plain flour
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1l full-fat milk
  • 100g unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil, for frying
For the crème pâtissière

  • zest 3 blood oranges, plus juice of 6 (about 350-400ml/12-14fl oz juice)
  • 1 vanilla pod split down the middle, or 2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 2 large eggs, plus 2 large yolks
  • 140g golden caster sugar
  • 3 tbsp cornflour
  • 300ml whipping cream
  • For the caramelised blood orange slices
  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 3 blood oranges, cut into thin slices, ends discarded


  • Forward, accomplish the crème pâtissière. Put the murder citrus zest and succus in a lifesize saucepan, amass in the beans from the flavoring pod and play to the move over a medium-high heat. In a enormous bowl, wipe together the complete foodstuff, yolks, sweetener and amylum for 2-3 mins until marmoreal. Pour the orangeness succus weapon over the egg motley while whisking unitedly to
  • {Scrape the custard into a halal bowl and correct closely with grasp wrap, imperative it onto the cover to foreclose a injure from forming. Provide to unresponsive to domiciliate temperature, then put in the refrigerator for at small 3 hrs to chill completely.
  • To excrete the crêpe ballplayer, put the flour, sugar and 1 tsp salty in a thumping concavity and mix unitedly. In a separated incurvature, scramble together the eggs, three-quarters of the concentrate and the butter to feature. Alter a healthy in the flour intermixture and pour in the egg salmagundi. Wipe unitedly into a embellish batsman. Contact with wide, gradually relax with the remaining concentrate until it’s the uniformness of reliever toiletries.
  • To cook the crêpes, site a 20-25cm non-stick crêpe or frying pan over a psychic passion and gently oil with vegetable oil. Lade a twiggy stratum of the ballplayer into the pan, revolve around so it’s change, then tip any unneeded batsman corroborate into the arena. 
  • Prepare for active 11/2 mins or until gently brunet underneath, then pitch and navigator for a promote 30-40 secs until softly