Inpsired by retromummy a couple of weeks ago, I made this lovely, easy recipe last night (Monday nights are pudding nights at our place!). I used a copy of Julia's recipe which was on the Recipe Zaar website here. I have also included it below...
Julia Child's Cherry Clafouti
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 2/3 cup sugar, divided
- 3 eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup flour
- 3 cups cherries, pitted (canned work fine)
- icing sugar, for garnish
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Using a blender, combine the milk, 1/3 cup sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt and flour, and blend.
- Lightly butter an 8-cup baking dish, and pour a 1/4-inch layer of the blended mixture over the bottom. Set remaining batter aside.
- Place dish into the oven for about 7-10 minutes, until a film of batter sets in the pan but the mixture is not baked through. Remove from oven (but don’t turn the oven off, yet).
- Distribute the pitted cherries over the set batter in the pan, then sprinkle with the remaining sugar. Pour the remaining batter over the cherries and sugar.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 45 to 60 minutes, until the clafouti is puffed and brown and a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve warm.
- Servings: 6-8 for dessert, 4 for breakfast.
Mr yardage gave this two thumbs up - it was delish! It certainly made up for my broad bean side dish that I served with dinner. I have never cooked broad beans before, and didn't realise that I needed to take the hard, chewy cover off the beans themselves (no wonder people say they are a labour of love to prepare - I thought they were being a bit dramatic!) - it was a good laugh!! Once we did that, they tasted great with the sauted onions, mushrooms, thyme and butter. Live and learn!!