Posted on Jul 22nd, 2010 in Food Gold by Elliot Aronow
Lest you think we are just a bunch of salty dudes, we are happy to share with you our first ever dessert recipe this week, BLUEBERRY CLAFOUTI. Clafouti is basically fresh fruit covered in a flan-like batter and baked until golden brown. It was the second thing I ever learned how to cook (after roast chicken) and is one of the only desserts I cook on my own volition. The classic version comes with cherries but I wanted to flip the script a bit and use blueberries, which I feel provide a nice fresh tartness that is easier to handle than whole cherries.
Anyways, this requires almost no knowledge of baking and is really nice in the summer with some vanilla ice cream on top. I hope you give it a shot, my good dessert-fearing friends!
makes approx 8 servinz
2 cups fresh blueberries (or cherries or peaches)
3/4 cup all purpose white flour
3/4 cup sugar
Tiniest pinch of salt
8 fluid ounces aka 1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 dashes vanilla extract
2 quart or so baking dish, like this one
1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and butter a medium to large (approx 2 quart) baking dish then add your fresh fruit to dish. Note: By butter I mean schmear/rub some butter along the bottom and sides of the dish to form a greasy coating.
2. In a big bowl mix up your dry ingredients: the flour and the sugar. Then add a tiny punch of salt. Mix well.
3. In another bowl, mix up your wet ingredients: the eggs, cream and vanilla. Whisk until well blended.
4. Make a well in the middle of your dry mixture and slowly and in a thin stream add your wet mixture to your dry mixture. Whisk in the wet ingredients to form a smooth batter. DO NOT overmix the two or you will create too much gluten and the mixture will be brick heavy and gross.
5. Once smooth, let the batter rest for approx 20 minutes.
6. Pour batter over fruit in your baking dish and bake until surface is lovely golden brown and the batter has set. This should take approx 25-30 minutes.
7. Let rest for approx 10 minutes then cut into squares (you should be able to get 8 out of this recipe) and sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.
That’s it! You just made dessert!
Fork The World,