Monday, June 2, 2008

Chocolate Clafoutis Muffin Style


Chocolate Clafoutis Muffin Style

I am not being pessimist. But you see, our car is broken and its been weeks we haven't had a beautiful weather. A lot of people are saying its first time in Southern France to be gloomy like this. Provence is not Provence without blue sky and sunny weather. My brother in law told me to blame it on "La Nina" while my dad in law advised me to just buy a postcard to see Provence in its finest. Alright, alright I know I need to stop from lamenting and better see the brigther side of things. Rain helps the farmers to have abundant harvest and greener plantation. Look at how much cherries we have in the garden. And moment like this gives me enough reason to take refuge on my all time comfort food, chocolate.

I hope you are not getting tired of chocolate and cherries for they are wonderful together.

I am sending this delicious recipe to Wandering Chopsticks, who's hosting Weekend Herb Blogging this week. Thanks to Kalyn for creating this beautiful food blogging event.




Chocolate Clafoutis in Muffin Style
Muffin recipe adapted from Cyril Lignac
*(Note: I have been receiving feedback regarding the consistency of this muffin: too compact, too much baking powder, etc. I'll try to re-do the recipe and see some modifications needed to improve the recipe. Thanks a bunch for all your feedbacks!)

125 g of flour
100 g of almond meal
1 teasepoon of baking powder
75 g of brown sugar
a pinch of salt
1 egg 10 cl of milk
20 g of butter
100 g of dark chocolate
250 g of cherries
10 g of butter for the ramekin

Pre-heat the oven at 210° celsius and butter the ramekin. In a bowl put the flour, baking powder with the almond meal, salt and sugar. Then add the egg, the melted butter and the milk. Mix well until it becomes homogenous. Fold in the melted chocolate and mix well. Pour the mixture in the ramekin (about 4-6 depending on the size). Put the cherries on the ramekin and bake for about 20-25 minutes.


Chocolate and Cherries, forever gorgeous!

30 comments:

Lore said...

Us bored of chocolate and cherries? You must be kidding me, that's not about to happen ever :D.
It's one of my faves when it comes to flavour parings! Love your muffin style :)

P.S. Je ne savais pas que tu habite Provence! À part de ces jours sans soleil ça doit être formidable. Le sourire sur mon visage c’est parce-que j’ai l’habitude de mettre des herbes de Provence dans n’importe quoi :)

Manggy said...

I don't think I will ever tire of chocolate+cherries either! And you make it look very, very delicious indeed!

K & S said...

chocolate, cherries and clafoutis--the three c's! love it!!

Big Boys Oven said...

Those lovely little cherries sit on the chocolate muffin are so adorable lovely!

Peter M said...

I think clafoutis will be the new muffin...everyone will make them and many tasty versions will come of it.

I assume I can have this whole portion?

haze said...

Wow I think this is an easy recipe for me :D! Kaya to ng powers ko ;)! Adapted from Cyril, wow I like him as a chef.

Happy cook said...

Wow Really clever to make it into a shape like this.
Looks delicious.
Atleast you have good weather, here in Belgium i think it rains day and night, actually while i am typing this comment it is raining.
I loved the idea of you dad in law about buying the post card

glamah16 said...

Send me some excess cherries. I will never tire of this combo. Hope you are freezing the excess berries.

Rosie said...

slurp slurp .... I'm in heaven here!! Just adore your cherry muffins mmmmmmm

Rosie x

BTW love your new layout too :)

linda said...

Being bored of cherries and chocolate...I don't think so!
Looks delicious and tempting!

diva said...

i'm too lazy to make clafoutis but hoping to do so some time end of the week although i have panna cotta on my mind!

this muffin style clafoutis is wicked haha. choc and cherries are no fail marriage of flavours too.

Catherine Wilkinson said...

I'm not one for cherries and chocolate, but this looks heavenly.
I hope your gloomy weather lifts soon!

Wandering Chopsticks said...

Thanks for the submission! Who could ever be bored of chocolate and cherries? Did I tell you I made a clafouti because of you? I'll have to post my recipe soon.

tigerfish said...

You sure can make muffin out of everything, smart gal :)

acey said...

sinful!!! i want some!!!

Abby said...

Complaining about the weather in PROVENCE? Girl, please. I might have to come get you if you don't hush!

And those pics? Mouthwatering. Those cherries are to DIE for.

Thanks for stopping by!

oggi said...

Chocolate and cherries..you are absolutely right, they are forever gorgeous!:)

bee said...

i love your desserts. they looks so fresh, vibrant and gorgeous.

Liliana said...

Chocolate and cherries - a match made in heaven! The muffins look amazing!

Thanks for stopping by!

Deborah said...

I absolutely love that you've done these muffin style! They are gorgeous, and would brighten my day any day!!

Suzana said...

Very intereting take on muffins, and a Chocolate & Cherries muffin sounds great! Love it!

Leslie said...

Chocolate and Cherries...Oh My! Looks Super Yummy! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment about my tea party picture!
Thank you for your nice words! Hey..you always have to dress to kill..you knever know when you will see an x-boyfriend or something :) Ha ha

Gloria said...

Dhanggit what`s lovely and nice pictures!! I want one please!! so nice dear, xGloria

Kalyn said...

What a lovely idea to make them in a muffin shape, very attractive!

Patricia Scarpin said...

That looks so sinful! I love cherries, especially with chocolate!

Gigi said...

Cherries and chocolate are the perfect pair for desserts. We are just starting to see cherries in the markets and I am bookmarking this recipe for later.

K & S said...

am trying this recipe as I type, but am wondering if the batter is supposed to be really thick?

Sabina said...

Is it really supposed to be 10g of baking powder? That seems like a lot to me...

Sabina said...

The batter was so thick as to be unusable. I had to add more milk to be able to mix. Too much baking soda, I really don;t think it needed something close to 2 tablespoons. The muffins were too dry and not very interesting tasting.

Dhanggit said...

Hi Sabina,

I really thought i replied to your first question regarding baking powder (my answer was about 1 teaspoon. It was a french cookbook that i used i must have made some conversion mistake)Thank you for your feedback. I will definitely look into improving this recipe.