Friday, October 2, 2015

Cherry Clafoutis

Cherry Clafoutis

The Clafouti is a baked traditional French dessert of fruit, is puffy and crispy on top, is usually served lukewarm so it’s perfect for breakfasts too. It’s also a very adaptable dessert because you can make it with almost any fruit you have in hand… Today’s recipe is a classic Cherry Clafoutis… but there are numerous variations using other fruits like plums, apples, pears, figs and more! 

…And these type of desserts are just awesome because they’re easy-to-do and zero stress, clafoutis are very rustic desserts, those that are reminiscent of home, you know what I mean, right? You smell clafoutis right off the oven and BAM! Suddenly you evoke some childhood memory… which in my case is very uncanny because my mom in particular never baked a clafouti hahah, but somehow that feeling came to me the first time I tried clafouti, like experiencing something made by mom n_n

Cherry Clafoutis

Believe me when I say that clafoutis are foolproof, they’re SO SIMPLE like tossing all the ingredients to the blender or even to a bowl, mixing and then to the oven! That’s it! I just remembered that clafoutis was one of my first recipes to be published in an online cooking magazine. There are some old pics pinned at the end of this post from those early days! What do you think of those oldies, huh?

This particular recipe is an adaptation from ‘Modern Classics’ by Donna Hay which is one of my favorite cookbooks ever, if you aren’t familiar with Donna Hay go, go, go and google her! I’m a huge fan of this Australian chef, I love her magazine, the touch she gives to the dishes she prepares, I hope someday to be just like her! What about you… Which is your favorite cookbook? Or perhaps, do you have a chef or cook that you just love? 

Cherry Clafoutis

Vanessa Hernández
Published 10/02/2015
There’s nothing more traditional and French than a cherry clafouti… and is so versatile and delish that you’ll be baking one of every fruit ;P


  • 200 grs (7 oz.) of fresh cherries, or any other seasonal fruit
  • 1⁄3 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄3 cup of sugar
  • 1 tbsp. of vanilla paste
  • 1 cup of whipping cream
  • 3 eggs
  • Brown butter (optional)
  • Instructions

    1. Mix the cream, the eggs, sugar, and the flour, with the vanilla paste in a bowl or a blender until smooth. Set aside. Remember that all your ingredients must be at room temperature before baking.
    2. Preheat oven at 350ºF (180ºC)
    3. Use the brown butter to grease the bottom of your baking dish, you can skip this step or use regular butter.
    4. Pour the clafouti batter over and distribute the cherries. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until puff and golden.
    5. Off the oven and dust with icing sugar… and for those with a sweet tooth like myself you can serve this Cherry Clafoutis with some ice cream ;D

    Yield: 1 big clafoutis
    Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
    Cook time: 00 hrs. 35 mins.
    Total time: 45 mins.
    Tags: Clafoutis, Cherries, Autumn, Dessert, French Dessert, Sweet, Easy Recipes, Brown Butter.

    Clafoutis de cerezas

    Hope you enjoy this Cherry Clafoutis, it’s truly a perfect dessert recipe for days when we’re craving for something sweet and yummy BUT we don’t want to spend the whole day baking! 
    If you’re craving for some recipe and want me to show you how to do it write me in any of my social network sites and I’ll be glad to make it for you! Have a great weekend, Chokolovers C:  

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    Clafoutis de Cerezas

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