Monday, June 13, 2011

Cherry Clafoutis

Cherry Clafoutis

It's time for the Secret Recipe Club again :) This time I was assigned Shumaila's great blog. I was very happy with the assignment, coz she had a lot of great stuff to pick from. I had originally planned on making the black forest cake, something that's in every bakery here, but really bad quality, so an amped up, good quality ingredients black forest cake was just calling my name.


But life gets in the way, with some personal troubles going on, I just didn't feel like it, and opted to make a simple clafoutis instead, which I remember eating on my trip to Europe, and loving! I love custard-y stuff, so it was right up my alley. And having just eaten a slice before writing this post up, I can vouch for how lovely it is. It took me right back to my trip last year. It's warm, soft, sweet and just all over wonderful.


Cherry Clafoutis
Adapted from Classic Home Desserts via The Novice Housewife
Serves about 8

2 1/2 cups [about 1 pound) cherries
1 1/4 cups milk
1/4 cup [60 g] sugar
1 tbsp pure vanilla extract /cognac/kirsch
pinch salt
1/2 cup [60 g] sifted all-purpose flour
Powdered sugar, for sprinkling

Instructions -

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F [180 C]. Grease a 9 inch tart pan. I couldn't find mine, so I used a springform
  2. Clean, steam and pit the cherries in a bowl. Reserve the juices
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the milk, sugar, vanilla, salt, and cherry juices. Now stir in the flour until barely combined, a few lumps are alright.
  4. Lay out the cherries in a single layer on the bottom of your pan, and then pour the batter over it. I recommend putting the pan on a baking sheet, the batter is pretty liquid and some of it might just get out.
  5. Bake for about 40 minutes, until a skewer inserted comes clean. Serve warm, dusted with powdered sugar



39 comments:

  1. Mmm yummy! I have been wanting to try clafoutis for a long time, especially with cherries.

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  2. Your clafoutis looks perfect!
    I hope things are going better for you, I'm sure this delightful dessert helped a bit. :)

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  3. Booze and cherries in a dessert? Combine with some cheesecake and a brownie and I'm set!

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  4. While the Black Forest Cake would have been stunning I am sure; this is a much simpler way for most of us to use the bounty of cherries this season. The booze doesn't hurt. :)

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  5. Love clafouti. This is a great recipe.

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  6. Ooooh - I LOVE clafouti, and cherry is my fave. Yours looks so delicious!!

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  7. Clafoutis may be simpler than black forest, but yours looks delish! Great job. I am loving all the great SRC posts.

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  8. I saw these over at Secret Recipe Club... so glad I found your blog! You've got so many tasty recipes for me to try! I am your newest follower :)

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  9. This clafoutis sounds delicious! Great use for summer cherries - yummy! :)

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  10. Love cherry clafoutis! I also made one recently - such a nice dessert now that there are so many fresh cherries :-)

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  11. I tried to make one of these recently, and it definitely didn't turn out as well as yours. It looks great!

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  12. What a pretty dessert! Very impressive :)

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  13. You did an amazing job! Hope things are better for you!

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  14. Xiaolu - You must. It's so easy, basically like a pancake batter!

    Valerie - Things are slowly improving :D

    Dan - Hahha can I join?

    Rachel - Thanks :)

    Barbara - I know. I was looking forward to going all out on a cake. Next time!

    Bizzy - Thanks :)

    CookiePie - Thank you so much. It was delicious!

    carolyn - Hahha wayy simpler. Prep work was like 5 mins!

    Desi - Aw! Welcome to the blog, see you around :D

    Janis - You must!

    Sara - Yeah I know. It's so easy, and fat free, that I'm going to be putting this into regular breakfast rotations!

    Cooking Rookie - Yeah the cherries were the star :D

    Tessa - It didnt? Maybe the recipe was a bust!

    Barb - Thank you!

    Shumaila - Aw thanks. They slowly are!

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  15. This is my first month in The Secret Recipe Club and it's so much fun! I'm just loving all the new blogs and recipes I'm seeing. So glad to have found your blog and this recipe looks wonderful.

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  16. oooooooooooooo clafoutis! my bff just made one and Ive promised myself I have to have a try at one. it looks amazing =)

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  17. Yummy looking clafoutis! I love cherries!

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  18. I have never made clafoutis but this makes me want to try. Cherries are so good in cake. Hope everything is okay for you - I always find a bit of baking can right a million wrongs! Even if it's just for a few minutes.

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  19. That looks so delicious and I just adore cherries so any cherry dessert is a winner for me! :)

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  20. Priti - Thank you :)

    Lisa - Welcome to the group. It's an awesome place to be in, we're growing exponentially :)

    Noshings - It takes like 5 mins of work, if you don't pit the cherries, which is acutllay the traditional way to do it!

    Cakebrain - Me too <3

    Heather - Oh you must. Things are improving, or rather, I'm not letting them affect me as much :)

    Lorraine - Aw thanks. You should totally try it!

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  21. I made a clafoutis too! Mine was raspberry and I have made a blackberry one before. I have to try a cherry! I have found a few different recipes for the custard and I would like to try this one too. I think I'm on a clafoutis kick. And cherries are almost in season here! :)

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  22. I've only made a peach clafoutis, but this cherry version is so beautiful and tempting! I can see why you chose this delicious recipe~

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  23. What a delicious sounding recipe. I've never made a clafoutis or even heard of it but I always love trying new things so I'll have to add this to my to do list :)

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  24. What a lovely recipe! The cherry clafoutis looks just wonderful. I've never made one but I think it might be time!

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  25. I'm not the biggest fan of cherries but I think I might have to give this a try!

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  26. Fresh cherries are starting to show up in the stores here now so I'm tempted to give your cherry clafoutis recipe a go! It sure does look scrumptious and using that springform pan is a great idea.

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  27. Perfect recipe for cherries! Yours looks tasty.

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  28. I've been meaning to make a clafoutis for years! So many great recipes - so little time!

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  29. This looks great! I had never even heard of clafoutis until this week, and now I'm dying to try it!

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  30. Avanika, I've never heard of clafoutis before! I'd really love to give it a try! It totally looks wonderful! I think I may have seen something like this at the Jean Philippe Pattiserie at the the Bellagio but it was just too expensive! Ooooh, I'm definitely giving this a try!

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  31. I love clafoutis, it's so simple to whip up, but looks so 5 star. Yours is perfect! I was thinking of doing one with some blueberries I have. Then again, it's between that and a pie lol Definitely try baklava at least once, it's so delicious. Not sure if I recommend trying the phyllo from scratch, though lol

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  33. Hey this is a wonderful recipe :) I recently made a plum and cherry cobbler that's equally simple and yummy. will post it soon! This looks equally easy and delicious!

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  35. Yum! I've never heard of this dish before... I'm very excited to try it!

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