Old-fashioned Clafoutis


A delicious old-fashioned way, Cherry Clafoutis

I don’t feel very well today. Monday blues? So I just decided to pen a letter to my grandmother.


Dearest Grandmom,

The weather in our region of southern France has not been so generous with a sunny weather for the past weeks fortunately that we have been solaced by the presence of all the big stars from Hollywood to grace the 61st celebration of Cannes Film Festival. Anyhow, the constant rain showers have rendered our dry region with much greener and colorful sceneries. I guess no real reason for me to complain after all. And besides one thing that I couldn’t help but notice is the early arrival of cherries and melons in the market. Two of the fruits I enjoy a lot. Much to our surprise our cherry tree in the garden will be ready in two weeks time. But my impatience (you know me) drove me to gather some that have already ripen in advance of the rest and decided to make some Clafoutis.

Well this is a cherry cake that I fell in love with the first time I met him. It was love at first taste I would say. Although so many have tried making this cake using different kinds of fruit, but cherry still remains the best. Better to cook the cherries depitted for the pit gives that distinct flavor in clafoutis. Speaking of pitt, I think I’ll have to finish this letter soon because I heard that Brad Pitt has already in Cannes. I will try to get a snapshot of him and who knows I’ll be lucky enough to get an autograph of your favorite actor.

Until here and big kisses,

Hilda

ps, I'l be sending you the photo of your grand-daughter she has seven teeth now :-)
I'm sending this over to Cate of Sweetnicks host of this week's Weekend Herb Blogging an event for herb lovers founded by Kalyn of Kalyn's Kitchen.



Old-fashioned Clafoutis (grandmom's recipe)

250 g of cherries
4 eggs
60 g of butter
9 tbsps of sugar
5 tbsps of flour
a pinch of salt
half a cup of fresh cream or heavy cream (or milk)
3 drops of vanilla
1 pack of vanilla sugar

In a bowl cream the egg, with melted butter and sugar. Add the vanilla drops and salt. Fold in the flour and mix well. Put the heavy cream or the milk and mix until the mixture becomes homogenous. Let the mixture stand for about an hour. Pour this in the buttered baking dish. Then add the cherries. You can replace the cherries with other fruits such as figs, peaches, apricot or apples. Pre-heat the oven at 180° celsius and cook for 20-30 minutes. Ten minutes before the end of cooking top the cake with the vanilla sugar. This cake is better eaten warm with the crunchy and caramelized sugar on the top.
Get mesmerized...

He loves me, he loves me not, he loves me :-)


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39 comments:

christine said...

that looks so delicious! i hope you won't mind if i snag the recipe and try it one day.

have a good week!

WS: A Quiet Weekend

Pretty Life Online said...

hmmm.... looks so yummy!!!! nice one for WS! mine's up too hope you can drop by... Have a nice day!

Big Boys Oven said...

he loves you and your desserts!

Gosh I wish it was raining over here as we are having heat wave in KL now, it have been so warm this couple of days!

Manggy said...

Yummy dessert Dhanggit! Here's a question for you: do you remove the pits of the cherries or not? :)

Jescel said...

yeah, i echo manggy's question.. this looks real good.

Dhanggit said...

to answer manggy et jescel : No i dont..the clafoutis taste much better with it..and besides its easier to bake clafoutis without having to pit your cherries :-)

Peter M said...

I made a clafoutis for the first time last year and I was impressed with the simplicity and it's great taste.

Your attention to detail in the photo is impeccable.

oggi said...

I love that when you have 'the blues' you get inspired to make a simple but wonderful baked treat.:)
I made this just once about 20 years ago...now I'm the one inspired to make it again, this time with cherry pits and all!

P.S. Will you be sharing Mr. Jolie's pics?:D

Catherine Wilkinson said...

Of course he loves you!

Congratulations on the 7 teeth...those are important development! Better to eat your beautiful food!
Clafoutis...I love. I like a plum one I make during season. So simple!

Rosie said...

Oooooh 'dear' Dhanggit just gorgeous clafoutis!! Just stunning photos sweetie too :D

Rosie x

abie said...

wow, it really looks delicious.

mine is up too. hope you can check it out:

http://www.myplanetpurple.com/2008/05/weekend-snapshot-5-happy-family.html
http://howellabie.blogspot.com/2008/05/weekend-snapshot-3-bookworm.html

chriesi said...

Mmm beautiful and tempting!

Jeanne said...

looks so delicious...

michelle @ thursday night smackdown said...

sigh...my cherry tree is ripening oh-so-slowly.

Maya said...

Not only the he loves you, i also have love you long before,i've started to blog.You were always my comfort when i was depress, seeing you food just so appetizing.
I haven't tasted this one i will do it. and hoping that i could at least taste it like the way i'm tasting it now in my mind.
My cherry trees seems going to give us some fruit.It's going to be our first one.

Gabi said...

I love Clafoutis I love Cherries
I love your cooking and your beautiful photos- you've made me very happy whilst I wait for the cherry trees here to create their little gems. We just finished the bloom
xoxo

Kate / Kajal said...

Gone are the days where we actuallty take a pen n paper n write a letter to anyone. The e-mail era has almost taken that away frm us, and here you are writing again. Its nice to write. Actually the perfect thing to do when you are blue:) besides of course making clafoutis :)
Looks delicious.

PheMom said...

This looks wonderful!

Aisha said...

I am so mesmerized! I must write this down on my recipe book. Thanks so much for sharing. Would you like to xlink? I want to visit your blog often.

ScroochChronicles said...

looks yummy and based on your recipe, seems easy to make :)

tigerfish said...

Grandma's recipes are always true and authentic, aren't they ?

The clafoutis is beautiful :)

glamah16 said...

Oh Gimme some.Your so lucky to have the cherry trees and create these stunning desserts.

Tarah said...

What a beautiful clafoutis! It looks so good!!

K & S said...

the price of cherries are outrageous here, though I love clafoutis! will drool over yours...

Lore said...

Great looking clafoutis you got there! I've beeen reading many posts on clafoutis versions and I just can't wait to try it. Somehow I find it intimidating, as if it was something that looks easy to make, but is in fact quite difficult.

Suzana said...

Oh Cherries! I love cherries, and cherry clafoutis sounds just perfect. Lovely letter to your grandma, Dhangitt. :)

haze said...

I should have done this when my PIL gave us 3 kilos of cherries given by one of their employees (who has a cherry trees in his backyard)! Kaso nakain na namin lahat sa sarap :D ! Anyway, I will try this when we'll invite friends over ! Thanks !

Gigi said...

Gorgeous clafoutis! The cherries and photos are stunning!

linda said...

I agree on using cherries in clafoutis but I must say I had very good results with red grapes too. Sort of tasted like cherries once cooked.
Your clavoutis looks delicious and so do the cherries (wish I had a tree)

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Your clafoutis look heavenly! I just bought some beautiful fresh cherries and was thinking of making one. Thanks for the great recipe!

SandyCarlson said...

That is a stunning photo. You are very generous with your recipes.

Sunshinemom said...

Wow! The dish looks awesome, I can almost feel the taste! Is it all right to do this with mangoes?

Ruth Elkin said...

These look beautiful... however I'm not a big fan of cherries so I might try this with another fruit.

Susan said...

Clafoutis, I like to think of it as a very lush bread pudding. A beauty with cherries, Hilda. Love the look!

Wandering Chopsticks said...

I used your sugar on top trick and it turned out so lovely. Mmm.

maybelles parents said...

gorgeous.

Kalyn said...

Sounds so delicious, and the photos are really great. (Everyone would be so jealous if you really got to see Brad Pitt!)

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