Cherry clafoutis
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: French
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Serves: 4
 
This traditional French dessert is as delicious as it is simple - cherries baked in a delicate sweet custard. Traditionally, the stones are left in the cherries but to assist my guests I usually remove them!
Ingredients
  • 3 eggs
  • 120ml cream
  • 120g caster sugar
  • splash of vanilla essence
  • 70 g plain flour, sifted
  • 25g softened butter
  • about 1.5 cups of stoned cherries
  • 100ml brandy
  • 50g flaked almonds
  • icing sugar
  • vanilla ice cream or creme fraiche to serve
Instructions
  1. Beat the eggs, cream, sugar and vanilla essence together in a bowl.  Add the flour and beat with a wooden spoon for about 1 minute.  If time allows, set aside to rest for 1 hour at room temperature.
  2. Preheat oven to 220C and butter a 1 litre ovenproof dish.  Spread the cherries evenly over the base of the buttered dish and drizzle with the brandy.  Pour the batter over the cherries and bake on the top shelf of the oven for 15 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle with the almonds and cook for a further 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.  Dust with icing sugar and serve immediately with vanilla ice cream or creme fraiche.
Recipe by Cooksister | Food, Travel, Photography at http://www.cooksister.com/2006/08/cherry_clafouti.html