Sunday, May 13, 2012

Cherry Clafoutis

Ladies and Gentlemen, the summer season is officially opened!

Lucky us! Since two weeks we've been spoilt with beautiful weather! The sunny days are back, and Belgrade has come alive again. The terraces are crowded and the markets offer their tastiest fruits. You can't be but in a great mood walking around the city and smelling summer wherever you go. Even the "beaches" reopened and people gather at the Ada lake or at the shores of Sava and the Danube. 

During these days I've been walking around a lot, and wherever I was looking, people were enjoying fruit desserts. So I thought, time has really come to make some fruit dessert by myself. For my clafoutis I wanted some contrast. That's why I chose the sour cherries to make it. I didn't have sour cherries in a while, but not later than two weeks ago I re-tried this lovely ice cup at my favorite coffee shop here in Belgrade. This cup unites sweet vanilla ice-cream, chocolate pudding and sour cherries. I really enjoyed this cup, so I thought it might be a good idea to reproduce a sweet-sour combination. I can say, I'm satisfied with the outcome.

This was the first time I actually ate clafoutis. I've lived in France for more than 4 years and never tried any clafoutis. (I guess this is due to my favorite french dessert : Moelleux au chocolat (Chocolate Lava Cake)). I will try to make some more clafoutis, most probably with strawberries or raspberries. I will comment on this post, letting you know if they can top the cherries!

I tried the recipe in two different kind of molds. One rectangular shaped tart form, and (to portion and bring to work) the muffin form. Personally I am more satisfied with the first option, but according to those who tried both, the difference is insignificant! So, for those who like even and smaller portions, I recommend you to use the muffin form. 

For 8 servings you need:

500g cherries
100g flour
2 large eggs
80g sugar
30cl milk
20cl liquid cream

Preheat the oven to 210°

Wash the cherries, remove the stems and pits and spread them on the bottom of your mold. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, the sugar and the eggs. Add the milk and the liquid cream and mix until you get an even dough. Pour the dough onto the cherries and bake for 30 minutes.



  1. Your clafoutis is very nice! I was planning to make it long time ago and I think I'll have to try yours. Beautiful blog!

  2. Thank you very much :) It's easy to make, if you like clafoutis you should definitely try it! Enjoy


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