Dekadent will bring to you every week a great recipe to try at home for a great dessert after that good old family meal.
We are doing a winter series so don’t forget to check out our recipes from around the globe every Tuesday on our website.
Today we look at the french dessert – Pear and Dried Cherry Clafouti
About the dessert:
A clafouti (kla-foo-TEE) is a classic French dessert with a texture somewhere between that of a baked pudding and a pancake. In this clafouti – creamy, custard-like batter is baked over a layer of fanned pear slices and with a spread of dried cherries added to the mix for that extra French flavour.
- ¼ cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cups dried cherries – click here to make your own dried cherries
- ¾ cups whole milk
- ¾ cups heavy cream
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- ¼ cups sugar
- unsalted butter
- 1 large Anjou pear
- 2 large eggs
- 1 pinch salt
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. Butter a 26cm (10-inch) ceramic tart dish. Dust with flour, and tap out excess; set aside. Put cherries in a medium bowl, and cover with boiling water by 2.5cm. Let stand until plump, about 10 minutes.
- Cut pear lengthwise into 1/2cm – thick slices; place in fan style over bottom of prepared dish. Blend milk, cream, eggs, vanilla, sugar, flour, and salt in a blender until smooth, about 1 minute. Pour batter over pear.
- Drain cherries; sprinkle over batter. Bake until golden and set, about 25 minutes. Let stand 15 minutes. Cut into wedges.Need some assistance have a look at a video of the Clafouti to give you a better idea.
Hope you have fun making this lovely dessert with the family and loved ones. Especially during this winter.
Remember to keep a look out every Tuesday for our extra special recipes that we extract from around the globe to try out this winter.
Special thanks to Delish for their input.