Monday, July 15, 2013

Sweet Summer - How To Make Cherry Clafoutis

Easy Cherry Clafoutis Recipe
Saw the recipe on Gary's blog and I just had to make it! It's my favorite kind of recipe. Minimal, simple ingredients and the dish sounds and looks absolutely divine. I went to buy fresh cherries right away and got it done. If only I'd stop procrastinating things other than food...

Easy Cherry Clafoutis Recipe
Very easy to make!
Recipe (literally taken from Gary's blog. I followed every step!)
(serves 4-6)

  • 1/2 pounds of red cherries, stem removed, pitted (alternatively you can add blueberries, strawberries or even apricots or pears)
  • 0.5 cup of flour
  • 0.5 cup caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup of milk
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • powdered sugar

1. Preheat oven to 180C, lightly butter baking pan. Set aside.

2. Warm the milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to simmer (do not boil) and set aside.

3. Combine eggs, flour, sugar, vanilla extract and salt in a mixing bowl. Whisk by hand or by food processor until smooth. Gradually add in warm milk. Continue to whisk until thoroughly combined. The batter will be a little watery - even more watery than whipping cream - but that's how it's supposed to be, so don't worry! 

4. Pour the batter into baking pan. Bake in oven for 8-10 minutes until slightly set. Remove pan from oven - do not turn it off!

5. Put cherries into the batter in single layer. Put baking pan back into the oven and continue to bake for an additional 40-45 minutes. Surface should be brown and batter set. 

6. Take the pan out of the oven. Let cool slightly, and run a knife along the sides of the pan to loosen up the clafoutis.

7. You can serve it immediately or let cool to lukewarm/room temperature. Before serving, dust with powdered sugar, cut into wedges or squares, and optionally put a scoop of ice cream on top (preferably homemade - that's Gary. For me... I'd totally buy since I haven't tried making ice cream before heheheh).

Easy Cherry Clafoutis Recipe
Halfway done. How gorgeous are those cherries!

Easy Cherry Clafoutis Recipe
The beauty.

Dig in! I had it for tea time and breakfast the next day. I absolutely ADORE the flavor of baked cherries.
Easy Cherry Clafoutis Recipe
Thanks for the recipe & inspiration to bake again, Gary!


Janine said...

this looks like an absolutely amazing way to use up cherries which are in season now :)

qtpp said...

that looks amazing!

qtpp said...

that looks amazing!

Charlie said...

This is gorgeous!

Nancy Wu said...

that Clafoutis looks delish! i will need to try it myself!

Nancy Wu said...

that Clafoutis looks amazing! i will need to try it myself