Cherry's and Crumbles....
Apples and Fall...
Oh Clafouti is here....
Oh Dessert i love ......
Clafouti, a baked french dessert, where Pancake like batter is poured over buttered and maybe sugared molds, atop Cherries ,traditionally unpitted and baked till jus firm of very firm!!
But honestly,is it pancakkey....no it aint....
Is it an eggy custard????....no it aint....
Clafouti is Claflouti , special ,elegant, yet simple to make!!
Simple to make but absolutely creates delightfully delicious memories!!
I adapted the Julia Child recipe, for Cherry Clafouti with jus a few additions, like melted butter [Julia would never say no to this one] and ground cashewnuts.....
Ahh ,i used Apples too....
Straight outa the oven , a dream , and the next day ,cold or warmed for breakfast ,even a better dream!
Coulis , a fruit sauce with a hint of lime/vanilla, with sugar ! [all pureed together]
A refreshing addition!!
u can make it with a cherry and a berry on alone, still rocks!!
Fantastic with Cherry Coulis to with Vanilla, see the tiny specs, they make u so happy and ur taste buds dance with glee!!
And after a day or 2 , gosh ,its all the better!!
Originally or traditionally , Cherries with pits are used , to impart the slightly bitter, almondy flavour while baking!!
But my cherries already had the flavor on strong coz i used tinned cherries and besides ,wasnt i itchin to try my new Progressive multi Cherry Pitter, i have tried another one too , but this is fantastic, the pits stay below ,instead of flying all over the place!
I loved what the ground cashewnuts did to the whole bite , and thought the recipe calls for milk i used part lite cream [25% ]
source-mastering the art of french cooking
1 1/4th cup whole milk and 25% cream [can use whole milk also only]
1/3rd cup sugar [ i did add a bit more]
1 whole vanilla bean, the innards scraped or 1tbh vanilla extract
1/2 cup flour OR
1/4th cup flour and 1/4th cup ground ,fine,cashewnuts [optional]
1/2 stick melted butter [optional]
Pitted cherries /chopped apples
~~~u can flavor this with cinnamon or cardomon too, or how about saffron or lavendor?
~~~the recipe call for 3 cups of pitted cherries, i had more+ i chopped in an apple or 2!
All u need too do , is add the ingredients, in order of listing and go top speed with a hand blender for a minute or 2 and viola batter is done!
If u dont have a blender, a wooden spoon will work too ,work in the eggs in to the flour, gradually add the liquids, but would require so muc more strength from ur part.
Butter the molds or a 9inch pie plate, add 1/4th of the batter, bake till firm and set at the bottom!
Remove and sprinkle cherries/apples, sprinkle 1/3 cup sugar and pour remaining batter and bake till well puffed and browned and a knife inserted in the centre comes clean.
Sprinkle Cherries on Buttered Mold ,sprinkle sugar , pour all the batter and bake till done!
I tried both the methods and love them both!!
The first ,where a nice batter sets below is gorgeous too!!
This is also called Cherry Flan, or Blueberry,plum or Apple flan.
Am sending this Cherry Clafouti to the lovely host of this months Monthly Mingle, Deeba of Passionate about Baking , a truly delightfull blog filled with gorgeous bakes, and am delighted that this months theme is fruits, and fruity delights! Monthly Mingle was started by Meeta ,of another fantastic blog, What for Lunch Honey?