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French Fridays with Dorie: Clafoutis

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It seems fitting that I am writing about clafoutis – this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (whole-cherry clafoutis, p 452) from Camont in Gascony, home of the fabulous Kate Hill – where I watched as she prepared the most amazing peach clafoutis exactly a year ago.

I’d never really been into clafoutis until last summer and now it’s more or less a staple (both sweet and savoury) in my kitchen. I love the versatility of the dish and especially with a sweet version, you can just add whatever fruits you like and/ or are in season. And of course, it wouldn’t be a Friday with Dorie unless there was some veering off the recipe, right? So when Dorie’s recipe called for “whole cherries”, I looked around at my fruit the day before I left for Paris and noticed that whilst I didn’t have any cherries, I did have plums and raspberries which I thought would work a treat in this dish. And they did.

There’s not really much to say about this – it’s good. It’s good warm, right after it’s baked. It’s good later on at room temperature. It’s good the next day for breakfast.

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I mean, fruit, eggs, flour, sugar, milk and cream – how can you go wrong. And yes. it’s totally a breakfast food – dairy and fruit, right?

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15 Responses to French Fridays with Dorie: Clafoutis

  1. Cher July 12, 2013 at 07:34 #

    I would love to try the breakfast the next day theory, but it never seems to last that long in my house.

    I think I have given up on the idea that I am going to follow any FF recipe. That ship has left the dock :-)

    Plums & berries = great idea.

  2. Liz July 12, 2013 at 07:39 #

    LOVE your tweaks..plums and raspberries sound DELISH!

  3. Coco in the Kitchen July 12, 2013 at 13:14 #

    Should’ve named our daughter “Clafouti.”
    She’s as sweet!

  4. Cakelaw July 12, 2013 at 17:50 #

    Oooh, plums and raspberries would be marvellous. I like custard, so this dish was for me.

  5. Nana July 12, 2013 at 19:09 #

    Hubby loved it warm, room temperature, and cold the next day. Good thing, cause I’m not touching those little blue berries. Seriously, this was so simple and I’m planning on a plum
    clafoutis real soon. So sorry Tricia and I could not make Paris work for all of us, but maybe
    next time. We enjoyed Sunday morning at Angelina’s for brunch and a stroll through the
    Louvre for a bit of shopping. Have a happy weekend.

  6. Diane Balch July 12, 2013 at 19:28 #

    Seems to be a lot of raspsberries around this week. I didn’t think about how wonderful this is for breakfast. Would be great at a brunch too. Great idea.

  7. Amanda July 12, 2013 at 19:36 #

    Nice one – I love clafoutis (I’m lazy & they are quick to make) and have made it with plums in summers past. I’d never use raspberries though – not at the price of them around here!

  8. Tanusree July 13, 2013 at 04:44 #

    Plums and rasberries seem like a nice variation. certainly a nice breakfast recipe !

  9. Teresa July 13, 2013 at 19:09 #

    I heartily agree that it makes a wonderful breakfast and they cherry version certainly brings you to a state of alertness, making sure not to chomp on any of the pits. I love your version – it’s better to use up the lovely fruit on hand than it is to run out and buy another sort.

  10. yummychunklet July 13, 2013 at 19:26 #

    Love the whole slices of fruit. And great idea eating it for breakfast!

  11. Alice July 14, 2013 at 01:39 #

    it is seriously a breakfast food! and a great one for company :) This is a total make-again-and-again for our house!

  12. Christy July 14, 2013 at 12:05 #

    Yes, definitely a breakfast food! It does have eggs for protein, and fruit. I like the combo of peach-raspberry – a Peach Melba Clafoutis with a belline would make a terrific breakfast!

  13. Lola July 14, 2013 at 13:47 #

    It is absolutely a breakfast food!

  14. KarenP July 15, 2013 at 14:05 #

    Yours looks delicious! But my mind is clinging to your description of that peach clafoutis. I see one of those in my future for sure!

  15. Betsy July 19, 2013 at 21:43 #

    Just catching up from last week. Yup, good for any time of day. I’ll try this with other fruit, so far, I just did cherries.

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