Friday, 21 November 2014


This is a twist of the French classic Clafoutis with cherries. A very simple and easy recipe to make, it  is a great dessert for children as well as adults. It is airy and light and only took 15 minutes to make (plus 40-45 minutes baking time). You can use any fruit you like, including frozen (you don't need to defrost).
You need 400-500 gr of fruit (I used 2 cans of sliced peaches, drained).
4 eggs
300ml milk
80gr butter
85gr sugar
30gr flour (plain or self-raising)
1tsp vanilla essence
a handful of chopped walnuts (optional)

Preheat your oven to about 175 degrees (fan-assisted).
Butter an ovenproof dish well. Assemble the fruit so the dish is fully covered.
Melt the butter in the milk over low heat. You don't need to stir if using a Teflon covered saucepan.
In a medium sized bowl mix the sugar, flour and chopped walnuts if using. Whisk in the eggs, one at a time. Add the milk mix slowly whilst continuing to whisk. Add the vanilla essence.
Pour over the fruit.
Put in the oven and bake for 40-45 minutes until golden brown on top and set in the middle.

The dessert puffs up in the oven but goes down once its cooled.

Serve cold.

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