Saw this on Facebook one night and remembered that to take a picture of the recipe. Well, last night I made it. Oh my,where has this been all my life? It was simply delicious and so easy to make. Before leaving for the grocery store yesterday, I actually remembered to look at the recipe to see what i would need to buy to make it. That is unusual for me. Usually I get to the store and think, “what was I needing to get to make such and such?” Then I get home and see the recipe and then think, “ok, next time I will look at the recipe BEFORE going to the store so I won’t have to jump back in the car (well, actually it has been years since I was able to “jump” in anything) and run back to the store, or in most cases, plan on making the new recipe after the next trip to the store. And the cycle goes on and on. But this time, I did actually remember to look and see what I needed BEFORE going. I like to think it is the new Vitamins I am using called Smarty Pants. But, since I got home with the newly bought ingredients to make this simple recipe that made us feel so sophisticated knowing we were eating a French dessert, it just immediately became a favorite. Seriously, it is so good. A cross between a pudding and a cake or a thicker Dutch Baby. Don’t get me started on how much we love Dutch Babies for breakfast. After you have one in Chicago, well, let’s just say that we remember Chicago more than just it’s hot dogs now. So go to the store, buy some raspberries, blueberries or blackberries and make it this weekend. You can thank me later.
2 cups raspberries (I used one cup of raspberries and used frozen blueberries to fill in the rest)
3 large eggs, at room temperature
1/2 cup flour
1 teas vanilla
1/4 teas almond extract
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup plus 2 tables granulated sugar
1 1/3 cups whole milk
softened butter to grease baking dish
Powdered sugar for dusting the top
Preheat oven to 375. Generously grease with butter a broad, shallow baking dish (like a 2 qt)
Wash the raspberries and gently pat dry on a paper towel. ( allowed them to dry for about 2 hours on a paper towel) Allowed the frozen blueberries to thaw on a separate paper towel)
Lay them in a single layer in the baking dish, points facing upward.
With electric mixer and a bowl or a blender, mix together until smooth the eggs, flour, vanilla and almond extracts, 1/2 cup sugar and the milk.
Pour the batter slowly over the berries. Sprinkle the batter with the remaining 2 tables sugar.
bake the clafoutis until the custard is just set; test y poking the tip of a sharp knife in the enter of the dish. If it comes out clean, it is done. About 30 minutes. I baked mine 32 minutes and it was perfect. Depends on the size/shape of the dish you use. If it is a deeper dish, you might need to bake it about 35 minutes.
Sprinkle powdered sugar over the top. We ate it warm, but can be served warm or cold. Tonight we will have the other half we didn’t eat last night, but top it with whipped cream. It is really a great and easy dish. Trust me….