A cherry clafoutis to celebrate!

A cherry clafoutis to celebrate!

By 18/06/2014

I am so excited to be one of the 3 finalists of the Uniform Foodies challenge. The recipe I created for this challenge was a Mediterranean lemon chicken with rosemary potatoes. This means that next week I will be in London cooking along with Michael Caines! I feel so honoured and so happy to be cooking with him!

I needed to celebrate! I made a quick clafoutis with my favourite fruit of the moment. I've been gorging myself silly on cherries in the last few weeks, I love them so much. Cherry clafoutis is a French dessert (and we all know how good the French are at their desserts!) which is straightforward: you put the fruit at the bottom of a buttered baking dish then you make a pancake-like batter to pour on top of the fruit. You will get a delicious fruit-rich cake with a wobbly and aromatic batter... I could not think of a better way to enjoy cherries!

  • Prep Time : 20 minutes
  • Cook Time : 40-45 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

Wash the cherries and remove the stalks.  Remove the stones by lightly crushing them, so the skins pop but the fruit retains its shape.

pitted cherries

Grease with butter a baking dish which should be wide enough to hold the cherries in one layer, sprinkle with brown sugar and spin the dish round to coat it well with the sugar. Lay the cherries on the dish.

cherries on baking tin

Whisk the eggs with the sugar, add the vanilla extract and the flour; stir well then slowly pour the milk in whilst stirring all the time. Add the liquor.

Stir the ingredients well until you have a smooth batter. Pour the mixture onto the cherries and bake at 180C for about 40-45 minutes, until just set but still a bit wobbly.

pouring batter

Sprinkle with a little more brown sugar and serve warm.

cherry clafoutis

cherry pie

Almost all gone!!

cherry clafoutis slice

Cherries are in season now so I am entering this into Simple and in Season hosted by Ren.

And as I used mainly leftover ingredients I had in my fridge, I am entering this into  No Waste Food Challenge which is run by Elizabeth of Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary.

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20 Responses to A cherry clafoutis to celebrate!

  1. Louise

    And I can’t think of a better way to celebrate, Alida! Congratulations on placing in the Uniform Foodies challenge! How exciting! I can’t think of a more deserving person:)

    I love that you prepared this Clafoutis with Cherries. Oh yum! It looks gorgeous too! The French may make some delicious desserts, but you sure know how to bring them to a whole other level. You are going to be a star cooking with Michael Caines. I hope you will still remember us, lol…

    Thank you so much for sharing, Alida…

    • Alida

      Thank you Louise! Thank you for your always lovely comments!!

    • Alida

      Thank you Petronela!

  2. Vohn's Vittles

    That looks delicious. I don’t think I’ve ever made a clafoutis before! I don’t know why ’cause you’ve made it look so very easy! 🙂

    • Alida

      It is really easy Vohn! Just some batter over fruit and that’s it 😉

  3. Angie (@angiesrecipess)

    Congratulations, Alida!
    The calfoutis looks amazing, and just the perfect thing to celebrate!

  4. la cucina di Molly

    Golosissimo questo clafoutis di ciliegie, perfetto per festeggiare questo evento bellissimo! Sono contenta per te, complimenti! Un abbraccio!

  5. Dottie Sauchelli Balin

    Dear Alida,

    So happy for you and Congratulations again as you go to London to cook with Michael Caines! You will be fantastic, and you have to take photos to share.

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful cherry clafoutis! I agree with you that cherries are so awesome. I could eat pounds of them as well. But this cake is beautiful. I love the color, so bright and I can just imagine how light and delicious this must be. I love to see the cherries come up to the top and peek out through the dough.

    Thanks for sharing this special occasion and your lovely cake. Buona Fortuna!

    Dottie 🙂

    • Alida

      Grazie Dottie!!!

  6. gloria

    Congrats dear Alida!:)
    I love this cherry clafouti and look awesome:))

  7. Diana

    Hi Alida! First of all this dish looks delicious! We have been going crazy with the cherries too! But second of all – – – CONGRATS! Oh my gosh! You must be soooo excited! Great job! Cannot wait to hear how it goes!!! BRAVA! BRAVISSIMA!!!

  8. Francesca

    Auguri Alida! What an honor 🙂 and this cherry sweet looks lovely. Congrats again!

    • Alida

      Grazie Francesca! I am very excited!!

  9. Kate - Gluten Free Alchemist

    Congratulations! How exciting!!! And the clafoutis looks delicious. Cherries have just come into season here so I am looking forward to eating and cooking with loads of them in the next few weeks………

    • Alida

      Thank you Kate. Our UK cherries are almost ready!! Yum!

  10. la cucina di Molly

    Ciao Alida, passo per dirti che da me c’è un premio che ti aspetta! Baci!

  11. Muna Kenny

    Having Cherry Clafoutis always makes me smile! The cherries you used look so juicy, red, and sweet. Your Clafoutis looks perfect.

  12. Elizabeth

    Congratulations! This recipe looks superb! I’d love a bowl right now! 🙂 Thanks for sharing with the no waste food challenge 🙂

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