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...
Very easy to make!
Recipe (literally taken from Gary's blog. I followed every step!)
- 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).
Halfway done. How gorgeous are those cherries!
Dig in! I had it for tea time and breakfast the next day. I absolutely ADORE the flavor of baked cherries.
Thanks for the recipe & inspiration to bake again, Gary!