Clafoutis – The French Cherry cake

Hello everyone,

Today I have a very French recipe for you: Clafoutis. It is a French cake with cherries, which is very easy to bake, that is eaten a lot all over France in the summer. The recipe is very easy to make, and children love it.
My husband Mr. Love  really doesn’t like clafoutis, I must say, and I had to wait for my sister’s visit to bake one with her. He says that Clafoutis tastes like an omelet with cherries… which is not completely wrong, but I still love this cake and its wonderful smell!
Nowadays, you see a lot of clafoutis recipes with various fruits, but the real one is made with cherries – and they are really delicious at the moment.
I hope you will enjoy it too!
xxx
Elodie

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Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Ingredients (for 8 people):

  • 600 g cherries
  • 40 g salted butter  + 20 g for the baking tin
  • 4 eggs
  • 20 cl milk
  • 100 g flour
  • 60 g caster sugar
  • 1 sachet of vanilla sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • icing sugar

Preparation:

Pre-heat the oven to 210°C (thermostat 7).
Wash the cherries, remove the stalks and dry them. You don’t remove the stones, the traditional recipe states that you leave them in, and I think it tastes much better that way.
Melt 40g of butter in a small saucepan with a thick base. In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, salt and the vanilla sugar. Add the eggs bit by bit and then the milk, also in stages whilst continuing to mix. Add the melted butter.
Butter the baking tin, put the cherries in and then pour in the mixture.
Place in the preheated oven for ten minutes at 210°C and then reduce the temperature to 180°C and bake for a further 20 minutes.
Serve the clafoutis cold or luke warm, covered with icing sugar.

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