Prep 30 mins
Cook 40 mins
A clafouti is a French dessert consisting of fruit baked in one of two batters. It may be baked in a custardy batter or in a more cakelike batter. This dessert is baked in a cakelike batter. I have not yet made this recipe, but I feel sure it will be a keeper. I wish I could remember the source of this recipe, but it's seems definitely to be of European origin, wouldn't you say?.
- 1 3⁄4 ounces flour
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 3⁄4 ounces sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1⁄2 pint milk (1 cup)
- 1 tablespoon cherry brandy or 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 ounce melted butter
- 1 lb ripe black cherries
- confectioners' sugar
- whipped cream
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Combine flour and salt; sieve into a bowl.
- Beat the eggs and blend in gradually.
- Warm the milk and slowly add, beating vigorously.
- Stir in the cherry brandy or vanilla; blend in the melted butter.
- Stone cherries, removing the pits. Grease a 1 pint (2 cup) ovenproof porcelain baking dish. Spread cherries over bottom and carefully pour the batter over all. Dot with a few tiny pieces of buttter.
- Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 375 degrees F. and bake 20 more minutes.
- To serve: Dredge the cake with sieved confectioners' sugar. Top with a dollop of whipped cream. Cake is best served warm.