Plum and Blueberry Clafoutis


Clafoutis is possibly the easiest dessert to make, short of spraying whipped cream into a graham cracker crust. Which is also good. This particular recipe is a variation on one from "My French Kitchen," by Joanne Harris.


1 pint blueberries

2-3 small red plums

3/4 cup flour

1/3 cup sugar

3 eggs

1 1/4 cup milk

1 teaspoon Vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a shallow dish, ovenproof, any size, with some no-cal whatever you wanna call it butter spray.


I get that baking is a process, really I do. But I threw caution to the wind and just mixed the whole damn list at once. Eggs, vanilla, flour - whatever order. My philosophy is, you're lucky you're getting a clafoutis, if you're gonna be drama about the eggs in holes in billowy flour, you should be writing a book on it. So I just mixed everything (except the first two items, the fruit) together in a huge bowl. I didn't even use my electric mixer. I whisked. By hand. That's right. I'm that hardcore.


I spent entirely too much time arranging the plums into this beautiful circle and then pouring the liquidy batter over it, which made them all rise and spread out. So to compensate I added the blueberries. Adding more fruit made it seem as though I meant to do it that way.


Looks beautiful, super easy. Bake 40 minutes.





5 comments:

  1. As the individual who discovered Sahar behind the couch (yup, I'm the dad), I can vouch for her sweet tooth - and amazing deserts.

    To be clear, she was just ahead of her time... chocolate covered pretzels, chocolate covered bacon, etc are all just variations on her "chips & sugar" theme. :)

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  2. Odysseus AureliusJuly 21, 2010 at 8:54 PM

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  3. Odysseus AureliusJuly 21, 2010 at 8:56 PM

    I was about to say the same thing as your Dad Sahar. I think you were just way ahead of your time. I love this blog it looks so pretty and I love the name, but now it will be all your fault if I get fat and need to buy new clothes, mainly because I am salivating after looking at that amazing dessert above.... ohhhh blueberries are my favourite...

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  4. Your timing is perfect Sahar. I'll use your recipe for my Berries & Bling party in August. Hope you'll come too. Hey, there's a thought: since you love to bake, why DON'T you come & bring a berry dessert? Not this one though - sounds too easy. From you, Madame Cordon Bleu, we expect more! ;-)

    XX
    Cathia

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  5. Even I, someone who has set two kitchens on fire, will try this recipe.

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