Sunday, June 22, 2014

Clafouti de Cerises / Cherry Clafouti

This month has been especially busy, this week in particular. You can definitely feel summer break coming up soon. SO has also felt it as she is sick in her bed with fever right now due to over-exhaustion. On Thursday, she went out the whole day on a school field trip. On Friday, her school held an end-of-the-school-year celebration with games and programs. Later that night, we stayed for the school fair and had barbecue for dinner with fellow parents. The organizers were also able to play the France vs. Switzerland world cup game on the big screen. We left when it started getting too cool. On Saturday afternoon, SO was invited to a pony-inspired birthday party. We had to cut that short when she suddenly started feeling quite ill. We were supposed to celebrate La Fete de la Musique later that in Nancy, France, but unfortunately we just couldn't go. There's always next year, I told MR. Today, we decided to stay at home and lie low. And like on many Sundays, I try to make a dessert and today's creation was a Clafouti de Cerises / Cherry Clafouti.

First, preheat the oven at 210 degrees Celsius.
Rinse 600 grams of cherries under cold water and drain. Pull off the stalks of the cherries. Some like to remove the seeds, but I was always told by Dad that it's more delicious with the seeds.
Melt 40 grams of butter in a pan and add the cherries. Cook until the cherries soften.

In a bowl, put 100 grams of flour, 60 grams of white sugar, a pinch of salt, and 1 sachet of sugar vanilla.

Slowly add in 4 eggs one at a time and 200 ml of milk. Whisk well.

Add in the buttered cherries in the bowl. Mix together.

Transfer to a buttered baking dish.

Bake for 10 minutes in 210 degrees Celsius oven and then lower to 180 degrees Celsius and bake for another 20 minutes.

Remove from the oven. Serve warm or completely cooled. Enjoy!


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