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Friday, August 6, 2010

Life Is Like A Bowl Of

The last of the summer cherries...

Ever made Clafoutis?

Thats French for pancake batter!


You end up with a delicious dessert that is custardy if you serve it warm and more crepe-like if you let it cool. The beauty of it is you need to only have 3 cups of cherries (or any other summer fruit, really) and the basics: milk, eggs,a bit of flour to make this.


1 tablespoon Butter
1 tablespoon Vanilla extract
1 teaspoon Almond extract*
6 Eggs
6 tablespoon Sugar
1 and 1/4 cups Milk
Pinch Salt
3⁄4 cup All-purpose flour
3 cups black cherries, pitted or unpitted*
Confectioners' sugar (optional)

*(Some people dont pit the cherries, the pits add a lot of almond flavor.I add the almond extract and pit the cherries instead) Preheat oven to 425° and generously butter a 9" cast-iron skillet or baking dish. Combine vanilla extract, eggs, sugar, milk and salt. Whisk till blended, then add flour and blend until smooth, about 1 minute.

Pour batter into buttered skillet and evenly spread cherries over top. Bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from center. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving. Dust with confectioners' sugar or a spoon of whipped cream if desired.


  1. Looks delicious.

    I love how red the cherries are in the first photo. Is it from your farm.

  2. I didnt grow them here but there are lots at the Farmers Market and they are cheap right now!

    We grow hay, beef, milk and peanuts!

  3. mmmmm looks so delicious. I've seen recipes in cookbooks and always wanted to try one but never have. thaks for the recipe. the actual one you made looks like it turned out perfectly. seems very custardy and that's one of my favorite desserts. thanks for always sharing.