Clafouti is a French dessert, half pudding and half cake; very easy to prepare. Fresh cherries are the classic filling; however, if these are not available, use canned tart cherries, (not pie filling), figs, prunes, or halved dried apricots. Nut Warning - Almonds and Almond extract. Eliminate these ingredients from the recipe if your have an intolerance to nuts.
This is Wolfgang Puck's recipe from the Food network. I had some home grown tomatoes, and thought this would be a great breakfast, and it was! I did increase the quantity of fresh herbs, but you can reduce those to be more like his recipe. I also subbed creme fraiche for his heavy creme.
Fruit pies always make a good dessert, I think. Based on the reviews, I don't think any changes are necessary for this adopted recipe. The reviewer's suggestion of lemon juice instead of orange juice is a great idea if you're like me and always have lemons or lemon juice but rarely keep orange juice in the house.
This recipe is the inspiration of Chef Tower - from the time spent cooking with culinary genius Richard Olney in France. "No better appreciation of vegetables can be found than in Olney's book Simple French Food," Tower says.
In France, a man called Parmentier is credited with popularising potatoes. This is why any dish with his name in is likely to contain potatoes. This is another recipe which I have adapted from a 'Pan or Wok' recipe card from International Masters Publishers.