Thursday, 25 November 2010

Cherry and Blueberry Clafoutis



Have you ever noticed the difference in taste when you buy fruits from the supermarket and the ones that you buy from the Local farmer's market. If not.. than let me tell you that the local farmer's markets always sell fresh fruits grown locally .and organically and thus the taste is always much much better than the store bought fruits. Though they have short shelf life, I love the fresh taste of their fruits.

So, for me farmer's market is my favourite place for buying our fruits and veggies. We always make it a point to go there once in a week to buy fresh produce. And during one of my visits to the local farmer's market, I grabbed these juicy and fresh cherries.They were so sweet and tasty and not to forget about their freshness. And I had bought too many cherries that week, so I decided to make Clafoutis with them. Actually this post was looong due (more than 2 months) in summer ..but as I was not very active in my blog, I am posting this now.Anyways, its better now than never..right?

Clafoutis or clafouti pronounced kla-foo-TEE is a very famous baked French dessert made commonly with fresh cherries layered in a dish and covered by a thin batter. And served with generously dusted icing sugar.It is traditional to use the cherries with their pits as it is believed that the pits release a nice aroma to this delicious dessert.And here in this recipe, I have used the cherries with their pits. But, I know that many people out there would not like biting into the pit in their dessert. If you are among those, you can pit the cherries before baking.

CHERRY AND BLUEBERRY CLAFOUTIS

Ingredients:
400 grams of cherries
100 grams of Blueberries
1/2 cup all purpose flour
2 large eggs-lightly beaten
4-5 tbsp fine sugar
250 ml milk
50 grams unsalted butter-melted
1/2 tsp of vanilla extract and
Icing sugar for dusting

Method:
Pre-heat the oven to 180 C/350 F. Butter a shallow oven proof dish . Place the cherries and berries in the dish. In a bowl, mix the flour, milk, sugar, eggs , melted butter and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy. pour over the fruits and bake in the pre heated oven for 30-35 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. When warm, dust with icing sugar and serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream or crème frâiche.

Notes:
Don't over beat the mixture. Just mix very lightly until well blended and smooth.
Like I said earlier, I have used the cherries with the pits. But one can pit them, before using for clafaoutis with a cherry pitter.
I had blueberries, so I just added them to this clafoutis. But you can entirely use cherries or with any other favourite fruit of yours.

This yummy French dessert is off to DK's event AWED hosted this month by Priya of Priya's easy N tasty Recipes and AWED is celebrating French cusine this month.

15 comments:

Priya said...

Am an addict to this cherry clafoutis, thats an brilliant idea of adding blueberries to the usual clafoutis..beautiful dessert, if u are interested dont forget to send them to me, since am hosting AWED French cuisine as theme..

Chow and Chatter said...

your so right about fresh produce this looks wonderful

Pavithra said...

I too love clafoutis and I can eat that daily too.. love the addiction of blueberry.

Jisha Dil said...

yummy...

Rekha shoban said...

yummy one...really new for me!thanks for sharing!

Veggie Hut said...

absolutely delicious!

Rachana said...

Cherry and blueberries together...thats simply wow :-)
Love this clafoutis.

Divya Kudua said...

Yum..looks so good!!

Jaisy James said...

looks yummy

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

I have heard a lot about this, but never had clafoutis. Love your prep and presentation :)

San said...

Excellent combo faiza,thanks for sharing such a lipsmacking clafoutis that too with blueberries .

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Clafoutis is a total new dessert to me..
This seems lip smacking with its ingredients.. flavours must have been at its best !!

Shobha said...

Hi Faiza, the dessert looks awesome!
You have been tagged in my post 'I am Tagged". Read the post and answer the same questions.

http://foodmazaa.blogspot.com/2010/12/i-am-tagged.html

Dolly said...

Faiza, LOve the tempting Click...Cherry and Blueberry Clafoutis looks awesome..I've never tried this but have bookmarked this recipe..Wishing you and ur family a happy new year.

SumZ said...

wonderful recipes you have here :)

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