This morning I dropped of Tom and his brother at the airport. They are going on a fishing trip in Norway… The last two years they went to France to do some carp fishing and well, hmmm, how shall I put this; they didn’t really catch much. So I hope that this will be a little bit more successful! Fingers crossed they catch a few tasty fish… (yes, they are also going to eat them)
With Tom being away for 5 days I figured it was the perfect time to try out a couple of things, so I have a weekend full of fun recipes! The first one was this afternoon where I made a cherry clafoutis. Now a lot of people will say that a clafoutis is very easy but I had never made it before and I always thought the name sounded like something very difficult…. 🙂 Last week at the kookstudio one of the couples made a clafoutis, but quite frankly it tasted absolutely terrible. More like an omelet with fruit then anything resembling a proper clafoutis. I am sure that if you hear me talking you would maybe think that I have eaten many clafoutis before, but nothing is farther from the truth. Last friday was the first one, but you know how you can have an idea on how something should taste based on the general ingredients and the method of preparation? Well, that is what I had with clafoutis. Besides I think it’s a funny name (not sure why though) and I like food with funny names.
I had bought fresh cherries yesterday and traditionally it appears that clafoutis is made with cherries so I figured that would be perfect for my first clafoutis. I looked at the website of Bea to find a recipe and I did, so thanks Bea!
The making of the clafoutis was indeed very simple, just mix together the various ingredients put the cherries in their forms and pop them in the preheated oven. I had to try one ofcourse and it is delicious!! I am thinking it might even be better once cold, but the opinions vary on that. I also made one with strawberries, although I am not sure how long they will keep. I’m obviously not going to eat four today… 🙂 Two I can handle… hehe.. 🙂
The recipe comes from Le Tartine Gourmande. A beautiful beautiful blog and certainly worth a visit!
- About 4 cups fresh black cherries
- 2 large eggs + 1 yolk
- 1/2 cup blond cane sugar 100 gr
- 1 oz cornstarch 16 gr
- 1 oz all purpose flour 16 gr
- 7/8 cup whole milk cold (200 ml)
- 1 vanilla seeds removed
- 1/2 cup heavy cream 120 ml
- Biscuits roses grounded (optional)
- A few unsalted pistachios chopped coarsely
Preheat your oven at 180 C.
Wash the cherries.
Beat the eggs and yolk with the sugar.
Add the vanilla seeds and mix.
Dilute the cornstarch in the cold milk.
Add the flour and cornstarch to the previous preparation, with the cream. Mix well until homogeneous.
Grease small ramekins (or a larger dish) and sprinkle with sugar. Remove the excess.
Divide the cherries between them and pour the cream over.
Sprinkle with biscuits roses powder and place in the oven for 40 to 45 min, until golden. Remove. Eat lukewarm or cold.
When ready to serve, sprinkle chopped pistachios on top.
A little while ago I received my first award from Sophie over at Sophies Foodiesfiles. Thanks so much Sophie! I wasn’t entirely sure how to use it, so I hope I am doing this correctly… lol… 🙂
It’s the honest scrap award and I am now supposed to tell you ten things about myself, that you ofcourse have been dying to find out. Now that is a hard thing to do ladies and gentleman! I can’t possibly think of anything you would really want to know about me, but ok here we go!!
4. Tom and I love to travel. We try and visit an exotic location at least once a year if time and money allows. We’ ve been to lots of countries in Asia (love the food!!) and for this year a trip to Indonesia is planned in August. I’m already looking forward to sampling the Indonesian cuisine, which I am sure will be delicious.