Tuesday, February 19, 2008

HONORING NATIONAL ORCHID & CHERRY MONTH ~ CHERRY CLAFOUTI 'LIMOUSIN'

CHERRY CLAFOUTIS 'LIMOUSIN'

~ Clafoutis or clafouti (pronounced kla-foo-TEE) is a French country cherry flan from the Limousin region of France. Best made during cherry season but with good quality canned cherries available, this dessert or brunch recipe can be enjoyed year-round.

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1 - 1 1/2 lbs. pitted cherries, (drained if using canned)

3 organic eggs

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup melted unsalted butter

1 cup flour

1 cup milk

1/2 tsp. vanilla

2 tsp. Kirsch (cherry brandy)

2 Tbsp. powdered sugar

  • Preheat oven to 400-degrees.
  • Beat sugar and eggs together until light in color. Gradually whisk in butter until incorporated. Add flour all at once and whisk until batter is homogeneous. Slowly pour in milk, a bit at a time. Add vanilla & Kirsch, mixing well.
  • Place pitted cherries in buttered 9-10 inch glass or earthenware baking dish. Pour batter over fruit. Bake approximately 30-40 minutes until slightly browned and almost completely set in the middle. Allow to rest 15 minutes before serving. Dust with powdered sugar before serving. ( 6-8 servings)
  • Leftovers (probably not) are excellent for brunch.


3 comments:

Katarina i Kullavik said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment - it made me find your lovely blog! The combination of beautiful pictures of flowers and recipes - is simply great! I'll be back!
/Katarina

Katarina i Kullavik said...

I have a message for you on my blog.
/Katarina

joey said...

Thanks again, katarina for the lovely award. I am honored! It's such a joy to meet new gardeners, especially from so far away and knowing we have so much in common ;)