friday nights are usually pizza fridays
this past friday it was the usual for justin , large cheese- but for me it was clafouti night
say it with me
it's kinda fun to say, isn't it? well, i think so
what's not fun about having dessert for dinner?
clafouti is a traditional french dessert from the limousin region.
it is made by layering fresh fruit (traditionally cherries are used but other fruit can be used) in a buttered baking dish
the fruit is covered in a batter that when baked can be either cake like or pudding like
clafouti is served warm, typically with heavy cream poured over the top
this clafouti is definitely more like a pudding
pre-vegan i never had a chance to sample a traditional clafouti so i did not have anything to compare my veganized version too - all i can tell you, that it tasted good!
plums are cut in half with a paring knife
the two halves twisted until loose
then the pit is removed with the same knife....carefully!
i found this to be therapeutic process- i find comfort in monotonous tasks
try not to day dream too much you want to keep all fingers intact
fruit is then layered in a tart pan. or any round dish for that matter, but i thought the tart pan was pretty
she has been ignored lately, so i thought i would put her to good use
the cinnamon spiked, slightly sweet pudding like batter is poured over the top
warning - not all the batter would fit in the tart pan so i made a little single serve clafouti
the clafouti is baked for about 55 minutes, until bubbly & golden brown
it will look under cooked but will firm up a bit when cooled -
remember this is suppose to be pudding like not cake like clafouti
traditionally clafouti is served with a dusting of powdered sugar- so pretty i am sure
...but i really wasn't prepared aka- i ran out of powdered sugar
so i opted to go with brown sugar and pecans
the next day, left overs were warmed in the microwave & enjoyed with a scoop of vegan ice cream-
mmmm, sooo goood!
Purple & Golden Plum Blueberry Clafouti
you will need:
pre-heat oven to 350*
melt butter - using 1 tbsp coat dish
layer fruit in buttered dish
in a blender or food processor - blend all remaining ingredients until smooth
pour batter over fruit
bake in over for 55 - 60 minutes
remove from oven, allow to cool on wire rack for 15 minutes
serve warm with powdered sugar, brown sugar or pecans
ice cream or cream on the side