Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Josephine's Plum Clafoutis


A few weeks ago, I had a lovely email from a lady named Josephine. Josephine was keen to bake the Nectarine, Raspberry & Almond Cake but just wanted to double check the quantities in the recipe. I had (possibly in my sleep deprived state) made a typo and was so pleased and appreciative to have that bought to my attention. Thank you Josephine…. xxxx

Josephine emailed back a few days later to say she had baked the cake and it was a huge hit amongst friends….Hooray!. She had also baked an Apricot Clafoutis- which as I confessed to Josephine, I had heard about but never baked. I was now on a mission to bake one.

So, last weekend, we headed down to our local farmers markets and stocked up on fruit and vege. My bargain buys of the day were kilo bags of peaches, nectarines and plums for $2.50 each. The stall holder told me the plums were a tart variety- perfect for stewing or a ……clafoutis! Perfecto!!! It was mean't to be.


For those who dont know, Clafoutis (prenounced Kla-foo-tee) is a rustic looking french dessert, traditionally made with cherries (but any fruit can be used) and baked in a pancake/custard like mixture.  The recipe I used I found here. I also came across this video demonstration here which was helpful too.


The verdict- it was a lovely and pure comfort food! The plums just oozed into the baked custard and tasted so sweet. As you can see there was no time to dust icing sugar on top- actually truth is, we didn't have any in the pantry! We ate it warm with lots of custard. I will say though the mixture was more like a baked custard and not like a super thick pancake.


It was the perfect afternoon tea snack for my not very clean little artist!


Thank you again to Josephine for your lovely email- it made my day receiving it.
And thank you also for the heads up on the Clafoutis!

As the french say…Bon Appetit x

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