Saturday, March 23, 2013


CLAFOUTI- This is a dessert originated in the South of France, in an area known as Limousin, it is very fast and easy to make. It is made with black cherries and a pancake like batter on top and dusted with confectioner's sugar.
It can be made with other fruits like apples, plums, blueberries, etc  but in that case is named FLAUGNARDE.


1 pound pitted cherries
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons sugar

2 large eggs
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Prepare the fruit.  In a skillet place the butter, sugar and cherries, stir for 3 minutes. Set aside.

Beat the eggs, add the sugar, flour, baking powder, milk and vanilla extract.

Mix well and set aside.

Place the cherries in a baking pan and pour the batter over them. Bake in a pre heated oven 350F for 30 minutes aprox.

Dust with confectioner's sugar and you can serve it warm or hot, and if you want with a scoop of ice cream.

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