Cherry Clafoutis

Is it a cake? Is it a custard? It’s a clafoutis. This cross between a cake and a custard is a classic French dessert usually made with fresh cherries. Where I live we never get fresh cherries so Delmonte’s tinned red cherries come to the rescue. 

Cherry Clafoutis

Ingredients: 

For the batter:

3/4th cup x flour

2/3 cups x caster sugar

1/2 cup x milk ( add more if batter is too thick)

3 x eggs

2 tsps x vanilla

pinch of salt

2.5 cups x pitted cherries

1 tsp x butter for greasing the dish

Method: 

Pre heat oven to 180 degrees centigrade

Sift flour in to a bowl, add sugar. Beat eggs lightly and then add to flour/sugar. Add milk, vanilla and pinch of salt.

The consistency should be of a pancake batter.

Grease either a well seasoned cast iron pan or a pyrex/ceramic baking dish with 1 tsp butter very well.

Butter a cast iron pan well

Fill with pitted cherries

Fill the dish with pitted Delmonte cherries

Pour in the batter

Pour the batter over the cherries

Put a few more cherries on the top

Dot with cherries on the top

Bake at 180 degrees C for 30 to 40 minutes till the top has browned, and a skewer comes out clean. If you like it more custard than cake then take out just before it sets.

Slice the pie

Eat either plain or with cream

Serve up a slice

You can dust with caster/icing sugar but we finished this before I got to dust it with sugar. You can also make a cherry compote with the remaining cherries by pitting the cherries, putting it in a saucepan with a tbsp of caster sugar and let the cherries disintegrate and absorb the sugar. Add a bit of the tinned juice to loosen the mixtures. And again, we finished eating it before I got to make the compote…

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2 Responses to Cherry Clafoutis

  1. nandini korula says:

    they say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach??

  2. ashreyamom says:

    wow.. when i just looked at the pics i thought it was pizza.. very nice and simple dish.. so i can come home and straight have it.. 🙂

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