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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Say G'Day Linky Party ~ Cherry Clafoutis Recipe

G'day dear friends! Welcome to this week's Say G'day Saturday Linky party!

I hope you have had a wonderful week this week. I have had a busy week but am so glad that I have finally finished writing report cards and am nearing the end of another busy term!

For this weekend's Say G'day Party, I am sharing a delicious recipe for

Cherry Clafoutis.

Cherry Clafoutis
When Maddy and I decided that we were going to make cherry clafoutis for a dinner party we figured we'd google the recipe and easily find one. How wrong we were! There are dozens of different clafoutis recipes out there in cyberspace! Each recipe is unique and they all looked equally delicious. I think our version of the recipe was just as delicious as all the other ones out there!



The clafoutis comes from the Limousin region of France. Traditionally, black cherries are used in the recipe but there are numerous variations using other fruits including red cherries, plums, prunes, apples, cranberries or blackberries.When other kinds of fruit are used instead of cherries, the dish is properly called a flaugnarde.

The recipe we used is not from one source but it is an amalgamation of a few. Traditional clafoutis recipes suggest using cherries with their pits still in to lend some flavour to the dish. As it is not cherry season here we used canned cherries and we think the flavour was still divine! Our guests thought it was delicious too!


The end product was quite incredible because it had just the right texture between custard and cake. If you want to make a dessert that has a certain je ne sais quoi with very little effort then you must try cherry clafoutis!

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Cherry Clafoutis



Ingredients

2 cups of fresh sweet cherries, pitted or one can of pitted cherries
3 eggs
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 cup milk (many recipes call for whole milk but we used 2% and it worked well)
1/2 tsp. almond extract
1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
Powdered sugar for dusting

Method

Pre-heat the oven to 190 C or 380 F. Beat the sugar and the eggs until they lighten in colour. Gradually add the butter, beating to incorporate. Add the flour all and whisk until combined. Slowly pour in the milk a little at a time then add the vanilla and almond extract. The batter should be smooth and glossy.

Place the fruit  in a buttered 10 inch pie plate that has been sprinkled with 1 tablespoon of sugar over the bottom. It also looks very rustic when served in a skillet that is oven proof. Pour the batter over the fruit. Bake in the pre-heated oven for approximately 30-40 minutes until slightly browned and almost completely set in the middle. Let sit at least 15 minutes before serving. The clafoutis will puff up quite a bit while cooking and will then deflate while cooling-don't be alarmed when this happens! When it has cooled down a little dust with powdered sugar and serve with cream, ice cream, custard, creme fraiche...whatever you like. It is delicious warm or at room temperature. It is also delicious served cold the next day...yum!


I hope that you will give this delicious version of the Cherry Clafoutis recipe a try-please let me know if you do!

Have you been crafting, baking, planning, making or gardening this week? I would love it if you could share your favourite post with me at this weekend's


I sure do hope you will be able to join me every weekend to share your favourite posts about anything at all!


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Feel free to grab the code for the Say G'day Saturday button and add that to your post so that your readers might be able to find other bloggers who would like to Say G'Day!

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Also, I just wanted to remind my new bloggy friends that I have created a central list of Blogging Pinners so we can all find each other's Pinterest pages more easily. It's called the Pinning Bloggers Master List and anyone who has a Pinterest account is welcome to link up!

Natasha In Oz

All you need to do is link to your main Pinterest page for example: http://pinterest.com/natashainoz/
and then add your blog in the text box when you link up, like this: Natasha @ NatashainOz.com


Thank you so much for linking up and for joining in with my weekly Say G'day Saturday Linky Party this week.

This weekend is a long one for us to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee so I'm going to use it to catch up with some reading, baking and blogging! I hope to see you at your bloggy home soon!

I also hope that wherever you are in the world, your weekend is full of happiness, sunshine and warmth!

Best wishes,
Natasha In Oz 
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