Thursday, May 28, 2009

Cherry Clafoutis

Over these couple years of reading food blogs, we have come across this recipe several times and it always stood out to us. It's such a beautiful dessert and we've been wanting to try it for so long.
Clafouti is a french dessert with a custard-like base and fruit, most commonly cherries. The cake batter itself reminds me of crepes or pancakes, somewhat neutral in flavor. This recipe is so easy, you'll find yourself recommending it to all your friends
Here is the recipe!
Julia Child's Clafouti
serves 6-8
1 1/4 cups milk
1/3 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 Tablespoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup flour
3 cups cherries, pitted
1/3 cup sugar powdered sugar
In a blender blend the milk, sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt and flour. Pour a 1/4 inch layer of the batter in a buttered 7 or 8 cup lightly buttered fireproof baking dish. Place in the oven until a film of batter sets in the pan. Remove from the heat and spread the cherries over the batter. Sprinkle on the 1/3 cup of sugar. Pour on the rest of the batter. Bake at 350 degrees for about for about 45 minutes to an hour. The clafouti is done when puffed and brown and and a knife plunged in the center comes out clean. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, serve warm.
** A tip for pitting the cherries is to use one of the tips of pipping bags. We found that the star tip worked the best!