Friday, September 6, 2013

Cherry Clafoutis

Two interesting weeks filled with fun, laughter and excitement have passed by. First, my cousin sister and her husband visited us. Too short a visit it was, but was all fun. And when they left, I was looking forward to my brother and sister-in-law's arrival a week later, for the long weekend. They too left and now we are back to routine , which I am not liking. Now that all of these fall into past and I have nothing to look forward to in the coming months, I am back to the blog, something that I have been ignoring of its existence for the last couple of weeks.



This post had been in the drafts for sometime now. I could go ahead making excuses of not publishing it before, but the truth would be 'procrastination'. I remember the first time we made these. Out of an impulse, I bought a huge amount of cherries. We started eating them raw and did drop a note to my CaL community friends to get some ideas to use these cherries. When Mona suggested Clafoutis, going by the fancy name and the fact that I had never tried them, I decided to make  it out of these cherries.




It was hardly a task to prepare these. In minutes, the mixture was ready to be baked in the oven. Also, I loved the fact that there is minimal amount of butter and sugar that goes into it that we ended up having it guilt free :). Well it was few months ago, and since we liked it, we have made it again and again, since then. 




Ingredients

For the batter

  1. 1/2 cup of all purpose flour/maida
  2. 1/4 tsp of salt
  3. 2 large eggs
  4. 2 tbsp of granulated white sugar
  5. 3/4 cup of milk
  6. 1 tbsp of melted butter
  7. 1/2 tsp of pure vanilla extract
For the cherry mixture
  1. 3/4 pounds of fresh sweet cherries - pitted 
  2. 1 tbsp of unsalted butter
  3. 1 tbsp of granulated white sugar
Method
  • Preheat the oven to 425 F/ 220 C.
  • In a bowl, take all the ingredients listed above to make the batter. Mix it well using a wired whisk to form a smooth batter. Let it rest while you prepare the cherry mixture.
  • For the cherry mixture, in a heavy ovenproof skillet, melt the butter on medium heat. Grease/coat the bottom and sides of the skillet using the melted butter. Drop in the pitted cherries and cook it just untill they soften. Then sprinkle the sugar and cook untill the sugar melts into syrup.
  • Remove it from the stove and pour the prepared batter on top of the cherry mixture and bake for about 18-20 minutes or untill they are set, puffed up and start turning golden brown on the sides.
Tips
  1. I used a normal baking pan to make the clafoutis. I made the cherry mixture in a saucepan and dropped it into the baking pan and rotated it so that the butter coats the sides of the pan.
  2. Do not open the oven untill the end of the baking or else they would collapse.

Recipe courtesy : Joy of Baking



34 comments:

  1. I never try this at home.....looks delicious...

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  2. Looks very delicious. I would love some right now as I am craving for some dessert
    Shema | LifeScoops

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  3. Hi Anupa,
    We wait badly,cook,become tourist guide but everything gets over so soon.

    Cherry clafoutis looks delicious I too made something similar the other day to finish off the cherries.

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    1. Thank u Meena....so true....so many days of planning gets over so quickly...not fair

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  4. The cherry clafoutis looks delicious. Love the clicks. Well explained.

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  5. They look fabulous dear.. I must say your clicks are always perfect.. It is not this, almost all I have seen till date.. Keep going gal! :)

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  6. Anupa, clafoutis look too delicious. Happy to know that you had a fun filled time with your dear ones.

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  7. Cherry clafoutis looks delish :-) I loved your pics... as always :-)

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  8. Looks scrumptious...........
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  9. This looks so good.I watched it on tv and wished hard i could find some cherries here!the version i watched much more heavy on calories yours is lighter :) good for us :D

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    1. I have seen people try it with other berries but haven't tried it myself.....i guess it need not be necessarily cherries..

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  10. My sister is coming next month 4 a month n I'm already excited! But ven they come, time flies so fast dat u wish u cud pause it! That's an interesting dessert... looks yum!

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    1. Oh that's nice Rafeeda...have fun with ur sister....but ya unfortunately we can't give time a pause

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  11. Can I make this in a normal pie dish?

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    1. I think it should be fine...I made it in a normal baking pan...refer tip 1... U could go by that to make it in a pie pan

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  12. looks delicious... awesome clicks... really wanted to try...

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  13. U seem to have had a wonderful time ! Great clicks Anupa ! Aake cherry mayam aanallo :)

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    1. Ya we did have a great time Shree.... He he he...cherry season'il alle cherry thinnan pattu ... athukonde madukkunate vare athe thinnu...verutheyum...pinne engane bake cheythum

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  14. CUte looking dessert they are.. Love the fact it is easy & also I can tuck in some fruit inside ;)

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  15. I'm sure you had a great time with your relatives.. I love cherries.. Great recipe Anupa and awesome clicks too :-)

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