Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Dish | Cherry Clafouti

I'm in no way - nor do I consider myself - a baker. I crave the savory things in life, so desserts are rare for me. With all of these cherries in my life, I figured it would be a perfect time to expand my horizons! From Bon Appétit: "Inspired by the simple cherry desserts from the Limousin region of France, this baked custard can be served warm or at room temperature. Feel free to use pitted or unpitted cherries."

CHERRY CLAFOUTI  |  Recipe inspired by Bon Appétit June 2011

1 pound fresh cherries, stemmed, and pitted
1 cup whole milk
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
4 large eggs
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
Powdered sugar

1  |  Preheat oven to 375°F. Butter cake pan or ramekins. Arrange cherries in a single layer in pan.

2  |  Combine milk and cream in a small saucepan; bring just to a simmer over medium heat. Set aside. Combine eggs, flour, sugar, lemon zest, vanilla, and salt in a medium bowl; whisk to blend. Gradually whisk in hot milk mixture; whisk until custard is smooth. 

3  |  Pour custard evenly over cherries in pan. If necessary, gently shake pan to allow custard to settle. Bake clafouti until custard is set and top is golden brown, about 30 minutes for ramekins and 45-55 minutes for cake pan. Let cool 3 minutes, then run a knife around pan sides to loosen clafouti (if using a cake pan). Dust top with powdered sugar; cut into wedges and serve. 

1 comment:

  1. oh damn this all looks sooo good. 'sigh' I miss you!