Sunday, August 28, 2011

purple & golden plum blueberry clafouti

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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
 kla-foo-tee

it's kinda fun to say, isn't it? well, i think so

what's not fun about having dessert for dinner?




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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!


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as you can see i went with a non traditional approach, by using what was in season....
and it just so happened to be what was in the fridge
 
golden plums, jewel like red plums & blueberries

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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


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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



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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


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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


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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!


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Purple & Golden Plum Blueberry Clafouti
serves 12

 

you will need:

  • 2 tablespoons butter - earth balance

  • 10 plums - mix of golden and red pitted & cut in half

  • 1 cup blueberries

  • 1 cup soy yogurt ( i think I will try this with firm tofu next time)

  • 1 cup almond milk

  • 3/4 cup flour

  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • powdered sugar, pecans or brown sugar for garnishing

assembly:

  • 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

enjoy!


 

3 comments:

  1. Heather
    Looks very yummy... You know I am only a five minute walk over if you ever want me to come over and taste test your creations!!
    love Mom

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  2. Yum! Your photos are so beautiful and colourful.

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  3. Thanks for stopping by Jennifer & for the compliment!

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