Clafoutis is a delicious French dessert, made by arranging fruit in a dish, covering it with a sweet batter and baking until puffed up and golden brown. It is traditionally made with cherries but you can make it with any fresh or frozen berries e.g. blueberries/raspberries/strawberries/blackberries, and halved and stoned plums also work great. I used the cheapest frozen mixed summer berries I could find plus 1/2 can of pitted cherries, and added ground almonds to the batter.
Clafoutis is laughably simple to prepare – just 10 minutes using a food processor, plus approx 40 mins baking in the oven. And it looks pretty! Eat it with cream, ice cream or custard.
Oil or butter, for greasing
350g frozen or fresh fruit e.g. cherries/blueberries/strawberries/raspberries/blackberries/plums.
For the batter
50g ground almonds
2 tbsp plain flour
100g caster sugar
2 egg yolks
250ml double cream
1/2 tsp almond or vanilla essence
Heat oven to 190 degrees/gas mark 5. Oil or butter an oven proof dish (not loose bottomed) and scatter the fruit over the bottom.
Whizz all the batter ingredients in a food processor/blender until smooth, pour it over the fruit and bake for 35-45 mins until slightly puffed and golden brown. Serve warm with cream, ice cream or custard.