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Traditional Cherry Clafoutis

This traditional French dessert is so incredibly easy to make, and yet it's remarkably elegant. Certainly, if you use ramekins to make individual ones, it's idea for dinner parties. And yet it's so simple, it's also brilliant for family pudding, and (this is a bit naughty) it's lovely cold for breakfast, with the excuse that it's a bit like having pancakes! Just don't tell anyone we told you so...
 
 

Ingredients

(Serves 6-8 - depending on how restrained you are!)

300g cherries, stones removed
100g plain flour
2 organic, free-range eggs briefly beaten
100g sugar
250ml milk
 

Method

  1. Heat your oven to 200 degrees C
  2. Prepare a 22cm cake tin, flan dish or individual ramekins by greasing with some butter
  3. Sift / place the flour into a mixing bowl, make a "well" in the middle, and add in the sugar, milk and eggs
  4. Mix into a smooth batter
  5. Pour the batter into dish of choice and "plop" on (technical cookery language, you know) the cherries
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool (expect it to sink a bit)
  8. Et voila!


This dessert is often served dusted with icing sugar - that's your call. And if the cherries are particularly sweet ones, you might want to reduce the amount of sugar you use.

Enjoy!
 

Time From Cupboard-To-Table

50 minutes
 

Notes & Variations on Traditional Cherry Clafoutis

There's no reason not to try making this with blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, apricots or chunked plums. Cherries are the traditional fruit to use though.
 
 
 

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