Sunday, July 19, 2009

Julia Child's Clafouti


Clafouti ( pronounced kla-foo-tee) is dessert (somewhere between a custard and a cake) popular in the French countryside. It is traditionally made with cherries but blueberries have been on sale at Aldi all week. (you can't beat $.99 / lb) Besides blueberries are my favorite.

Julia's recipe serves 6-8 as a simple & wonderful dessert or 4 as an indulgent breakfast (one that would make Paula Deen proud).
  • 1 1/4 C. milk
  • 2/3 C. sugar (divided)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbs vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3 C. fruit
  • powdered sugar (for garnish)
Preheat your oven to 350*. Blend the milk, eggs, vanilla, flour, salt, & 1/3 C. sugar in a blender. (You can mix all of this by hand or with a mixer if you do not have a blender.)
Lightly butter an 8 cup baking dish. Pour in a 1/4 inch layer or batter and pop into the oven just until a thin layer of film has set up. Then add your fruit and sprinkle on the other 1/3 C. of sugar. Top all of that with the remaining batter and put back into the oven for 45 min to an hour. The clafouti is done when it is puffed, browned, and a knife poked into the center comes out clean.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve warm. (and a little vanilla ice cream never hurts either)

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