Crêpes Suzette consists of classic French crêpes accompanied by a beurre suzette sauce made of caramelized sugar and butter, tangerine or orange juice, orange zest and Grand Marnier. Arguably the most famous crêpe dish in the world, Crêpes Suzette actually came into existence by mistake. According to legend, the dish was created by a 14-year-old assistant waiter, Henri Carpentier, in 1895 at Monte Carlo’s Café de Paris.

Carpentier was preparing a dessert for the Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VII of England, when he accidentally lit the crêpe on fire: It was quite by accident as I worked in front of a chafing dish that the cordials caught fire. I thought it was ruined. The Prince and his friends were waiting. How could I begin all over? I tasted it. It was, I thought, the most delicious medley of sweet flavors I had ever tasted. I still think so, he said in Life à la Henri, his autobiography.

This version simplifies the classic by skipping the flambé (and potential fire hazard) without skimping on the flavor. Be sure to refrigerate the crêpe batter for best results.