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Fun from the 14th annual Celebrity Softball Challenge

Fun from the 14th annual Celebrity Softball Challenge

We had a blast in DC last weekend as we rolled out our 14th annual Celebrity Softball Challenge and Home Run Derby! The action was intense, and the Red Team, led by Tae Bo creator Billy Blanks won this year’s bragging rights. We also had a pretty exciting Home Run Derby as well where the Pros went up against the Vets, with the Pros knocking it out of for the win. The highlight show will air on NBC in DC on July 24th, check your local listings and be sure to catch all the softball action.

Crêpes Suzette

Crêpes Suzette

  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon melted unsalted butter
  • Sauce
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest
  • 1 ½ cups orange juice freshly squeeze
  • 1/4 cup Grand Marnier
  • 1 orange cut into segments

1. Mix together the crêpe batter by mixing together the eggs, flour, milk, salt and sugar. Make sure there are no lumps in the mixture.

2. Slowly add in the water, oil and melted butter. The mixture should become extremely thin.

3. Heat up a 6-inch non-stick pan and spray with non-stick spray.

4. Once the pan is hot, place 1 ounce of batter in and swirl the pan around creating a super thin layer. The easiest method is to use a ladle.

5. Once the mixture is cooked on one side, carefully flip it over using an offset spatula.

6. Pull the crepe out of the pan and hold to the side.

7. Repeat this process for the rest of the batter.

8. Place the orange juice into a sauté pan and bring to a boil. After the juice is boiling, add the sugar and orange zest and reduce mixture slightly.

9. After reducing, place one crêpe into the mixture at a time thoroughly coating each one and then reserving.

10. To finish sauce, add in Grand Marnier and flambé.

11. Emulsify in the butter.

12. Add in the orange segments. Coat them well with the sauce.

13. To plate, fold the crêpes into quarters. Pour sauce over top and garnish with Chantilly cream.


5 servings

Reprinted with permission from the American Culinary Federation with credit: Tracy Morris, CWPC Executive Pastry Chef, Chevy Chase Club Chevy Chase, Maryland
Sizzle, Summer 2018

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