Clafouti: Cherry Clafouti

posted by Maree 10-01-102 7:02 AM

from Keith Floyd's "Floyd on France" (1987), BBC Books, London.
Cherry Clafouti

3 eggs
4 tabs caster sugar (fine sugar) + extra for dusting
4oz (125g) flour, sifted
1 teaspoon dried yeast
1 lb (500g) cherries (pitted and with stems removed) ... or equivalent of preserved/ bought in jar/can cherries*

Beat eggs and sugar together. Slowly add flour, then the yeast. Mix well. Add enough milk to make a smooth but not too thin pancake batter.

Butter a flan dish and pour in the batter. Top with the cherries.

Bake in a hot oven (425F/220C) for 30-45mins. The cake will be done when golden brown and when a knife pushed into the middle comes out clean. Dust with fine sugar and serve either warm or cold.

*The imported jars or cans of cherries are usually pitted by machine. It is not always 100% successful.
Check them yourself prior adding or warn family/guests to "chew carefully". Don't want anyone to lose a tooth or filling!

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