14 July 2012

Cherry Clafoutis

Cherry Clafoutis is a delicious traditional french dessert and taking the advantage that now it is the season for cherries so lets make this nice and easy dessert.
Traditionally was made without pitting the cherries, but personally I prefer to pit them. Pitting the cherries is always a tedious job but this task is much easier if you have a cherry pitter, but you can also use a knife or even a plastic pen or a little funnel, pressing from the bottom the pit goes out quite quick, but carefully otherwise your kitchen or your apron will get red splashed.

INGREDIENTS  makes 8 little tins or one 24cm tin

100 g sugar 
100 g all prurpose flour
50 g almond flour (optional)
200 ml heavy cream
50 ml whole fat milk
50 gr unsalted butter in room temperature
4 large eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt
250 g fresh chrerries

Preheat the oven to 180º, place the rack in the middle.

Wash and pit the cherries.

Using a electric hand whisk mix together the butter and the sugar, add the eggs one by one, continue to mix, add milk and heavy cream, and finally add the flour, salt and almond flour. Beat until mixtue smooth and all ingredients are well combined.

Prepare the tins with butter.

Place cherries in the bottom of tins, add the mixture and top with some more cherries. You can top until half cm, even in the oven it grows a lot, after it turns to the same level.

Bake for 20 minutes, or 30 if you use a big tin, until they are golden brown or skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Do not open the oven until the end of baking time or it may collapse.

Serve immediately with a dusting powder sugar, posible to eat warm or cold. In my case I prefer it cold.

It is very easy to take it out of the tin, but much nicer to serve them in the tin.

Traditionally the almond flour is not in the recipe, but I included because gives a little bit an other taste, both are nice.

Does it not sound great to say you prepared Cherry Clafoutis for dessert? in France things sounds much better!

Bon appétit!



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