Clafoutis Recipes

Clafoutis Recipes – A Gift of Paris

Paris is famous for being the most romantic city all over the world. Not only attracts visitors by the gentle magnificence of beauty but also conquers the hearts of people with a beautiful culinary taste. Contributing to the enrichment of the Parisian culinary menu, it is impossible not to mention the traditional cakes that have long become brands, getting the love of distant diners. A typical example is the Clafoutis.

Clafoutis - A gift of Paris

Paris is famous for being the most romantic city all over the world. Not only attracts visitors by the gentle magnificence of beauty but also conquers the hearts of people with a beautiful culinary taste. Contributing to the enrichment of the Parisian culinary menu, it is impossible not to mention the traditional cakes that have long become brands, getting the love of distant diners. A typical example is the Clafoutis.

The Origin of Clafoutis

Clafoutis is a French dessert with the same basic recipe as a baked custard. They are made from ingredients including freshly baked fruit and a mixture of butter, milk, flour, and eggs. Of which the most traditional used fruit is cherry. This dessert was popular all over France around the 19th century and later there are many variations with other fresh fruits creating variety for this delicious dessert.

Clafoutis Recipes

Cherry Clafoutis

Prepare the ingredients for the Cherry Clafoutis Cake:

 30 fresh American cherries
 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
 2 eggs
 240 ml of fresh milk (or can be substituted with cream)
 50 grams of all-purpose flour
 70 grams of sugar
 Some vanilla
 A little salt
 A little cherry brandy
 1 little powdered sugar or whipped cream

How to make cherry clafoutis for about 4 people:

Step 1: Preliminary processing of cherry clafoutis ingredients
1

First, the American cherries are washed, drained, and then cut off the seeds and stalks.

2

Note: To choose fresh and delicious American cherries, you should buy them from reputable places. You should make sure that the fruit is new, the skin is not wrinkled and the size is relatively equal to create the perfect clafoutis cake.

3

Traditional American Cherry Clafoutis do not need to remove seeds

4

But if your family has young children, you should remove the seeds to avoid unexpected circumstances.

5

Sprinkle it over the cherry, making sure the sugar covers each piece of cherry evenly

6

Put everything in the freezer until it is frozen.

Step 2: Make cherry clafoutis
7

In the next step, you will put the remaining sugar in the bowl and sift the flour, add a little salt to it.

8

In another bowl, use a whisk to beat 02 egg yolks, milk, vanilla and a little cherry brandy until well-blended.

9

Slowly add this egg mixture to the flour mixture in the other bowl, continuing to beat the two mixes evenly.

10

Cover with thin towels and keep them for 30 minutes.

11

Continue heating the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

12

Spread the butter all over the baking surface (you can use large molds or ceramic bowls or cups).

13

After that, take the frozen cherries out of the refrigerator, put all American cherries in the cake mold (or split the American Cherries into each ceramic bowl/cup).

14

Stir the dough mixture again to prevent it from settling down on the bottom of the bowl

15

Slowly pour into the mold.

16

If possible, arrange the American cherries in the order so that you can enjoy the American cherry flavor when you cut the pieces of clafoutis.

Cherry clafoutis is traditional clafoutis in Paris

Step 3: Bake the cherry clafoutis
17

Bake in the oven for 35-45 minutes on large cake molds.

18

If using a small mold, when placing the cake on the baking tray, pour hot water over the tray to cover about 1/3 of a ceramic bowl. Then, bake for about 20-25 minutes until the mixture thickens.

19

After the cake has cooled, garnish with powdered sugar or whipped cream or place some American cherries on the cake surface for a beautiful appearance.

Enjoy the cherry clafoutis
20

When cutting Cherry Clafoutis cake, the crust is fragrant and the inside is the eye-catching reddish-brown color of American cherry.

21

Use a spoon to scoop the cake with cherry and enjoy.

22

The cake is soft, porous, fragrant, mixed with the sweet American cherry flavor as a highlight.

23

This delicious cake for breakfast will help you have enough energy for a long day. Or use it as a dessert or snack is also a great suggestion.

Pear Clafoutis

The pear clafoutis with the cool sweetness of pear with the aroma and the slight bitterness of chocolate will definitely be a treat worth a try for your family's dessert menu. This clafoutis cake is also very easy to make, so don't hesitate to join us in the kitchen right now!

Ingredients for making pear clafoutis for about 4 people:

  • 3 pears
  • 400ml of fresh milk without sugar
  • 100g dark chocolate 50%
  • 4 eggs
  • 180g sugar
  • 50g butter
  • 50g cornstarch
  • To prevent the mold from sticking: you need to add butter, powdered sugar and cocoa powder

How to make pear clafoutis for about 4 people

Step 1: Preliminary processing of pear clafoutis ingredients

  • First with the most important ingredient is pear, you need to remove the pear peel and remove the pear core. Then you should split the pear in half.
  • Next, you break (only) one egg into a bowl, taking the yolk separately.
  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.

Step 2: Make pear clafoutis

  • We'll do more while waiting for the oven.
  • You boil the milk and stir the chocolate until the chocolate dissolves, we get the first mixture.
  • Next, you take another bowl, add eggs and sugar and beat evenly. After that, you add cornstarch to this mixture, continue blending. We get the second mixture.
  • Now, you have 2 mixes, right? In this step, you slowly pour the first mixture into the second mixture. You can use a whisk to beat this new mixture, we call it the third mix.

Step 3: Bake the pear clafoutis

  • Make sure that you have a round baking pan about 20 cm in diameter.
  • You spread a layer of butter or spray cooking oil on the sides and bottom of the baking pan
  • Sprinkle powdered sugar and powder cocoa to cover the entire mold.
  • Put the pears on the mold
  • Now pour your third mixture into the mold
  • Slice the butter into small squares and spread evenly over the surface of the dough mixture.
  • Finally, you put the cake mold in the oven. We will bake the clafoutis for about 15 minutes. You can check to see if the clafoutis has cooked yet by poking a toothpick into the clafoutis. In case you pull out the toothpick, you see the toothpick dry and the wet cake does not stick, it means that the clafoutis cake is done.

So the pear clafoutis is finished already. You take the clafoutis cake out of the oven and wait for it to cool down and you can enjoy it immediately. This pear clafoutis is a simple cake made in French pudding style. This delicious dish is very popular with French people. The original French version of this clafoutis is a combination of cherries. You can also try this recipe with cherries if possible.

This delicious clafoutis is a very popular dish with French people.
This delicious clafoutis is a very popular dish with French people

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What fruits can I use for clafoutis?

Today's clafoutis come in many variations. You can use any variety as long as you like and they suit your taste. The two most traditional clafoutis are pear clafoutis and cherry clafoutis. But you can also use apples, blueberries, strawberries, prunes or grapes instead. Each type of fruit will create a distinctive flavor for your creation.

2. Do I need to preheat the oven before baking clafoutis?

In any kind of cake recipe, you need to preheat the oven for at least 15 to 20 minutes, which is also considered as one of the basic rules in baking. If you put the dough in and then turn on the oven, the outside of the cake is cooked while the inside hardly changes. So the clafoutis cake is easy not to be cooked. Especially with rolls, pizza or cookies, you need to make sure that the oven is always at a stable temperature and keeps the heat well.

Moreover, you need to check if the baking tray is in the correct position? The cake mold placed in the center of the oven will help heat transfer to the cake more evenly, avoiding the burn of clafoutis cake.

3. How to anti-stick for the cake mold?

To make the cake mold non-stick when baking, use a little cold butter, dry flour, cooking oil or a non-stick baking mold when baking. Thanks to that, it will save you a lot of time, effort and create a beautiful cake.

Conclusion

The soft and fresh clafoutis blended with the sweetness of fruits to make your palate perfect! Hopefully, with the above sharing, you have partly understood and knew how to make this wonderful clafoutis cake.

Ingredients

 30 fresh American cherries
 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
 2 eggs
 240 ml of fresh milk (or can be substituted with cream)
 50 grams of all-purpose flour
 70 grams of sugar
 Some vanilla
 A little salt
 A little cherry brandy
 1 little powdered sugar or whipped cream

Directions

Step 1: Preliminary processing of cherry clafoutis ingredients
1

First, the American cherries are washed, drained, and then cut off the seeds and stalks.

2

Note: To choose fresh and delicious American cherries, you should buy them from reputable places. You should make sure that the fruit is new, the skin is not wrinkled and the size is relatively equal to create the perfect clafoutis cake.

3

Traditional American Cherry Clafoutis do not need to remove seeds

4

But if your family has young children, you should remove the seeds to avoid unexpected circumstances.

5

Sprinkle it over the cherry, making sure the sugar covers each piece of cherry evenly

6

Put everything in the freezer until it is frozen.

Step 2: Make cherry clafoutis
7

In the next step, you will put the remaining sugar in the bowl and sift the flour, add a little salt to it.

8

In another bowl, use a whisk to beat 02 egg yolks, milk, vanilla and a little cherry brandy until well-blended.

9

Slowly add this egg mixture to the flour mixture in the other bowl, continuing to beat the two mixes evenly.

10

Cover with thin towels and keep them for 30 minutes.

11

Continue heating the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

12

Spread the butter all over the baking surface (you can use large molds or ceramic bowls or cups).

13

After that, take the frozen cherries out of the refrigerator, put all American cherries in the cake mold (or split the American Cherries into each ceramic bowl/cup).

14

Stir the dough mixture again to prevent it from settling down on the bottom of the bowl

15

Slowly pour into the mold.

16

If possible, arrange the American cherries in the order so that you can enjoy the American cherry flavor when you cut the pieces of clafoutis.

Cherry clafoutis is traditional clafoutis in Paris

Step 3: Bake the cherry clafoutis
17

Bake in the oven for 35-45 minutes on large cake molds.

18

If using a small mold, when placing the cake on the baking tray, pour hot water over the tray to cover about 1/3 of a ceramic bowl. Then, bake for about 20-25 minutes until the mixture thickens.

19

After the cake has cooled, garnish with powdered sugar or whipped cream or place some American cherries on the cake surface for a beautiful appearance.

Enjoy the cherry clafoutis
20

When cutting Cherry Clafoutis cake, the crust is fragrant and the inside is the eye-catching reddish-brown color of American cherry.

21

Use a spoon to scoop the cake with cherry and enjoy.

22

The cake is soft, porous, fragrant, mixed with the sweet American cherry flavor as a highlight.

23

This delicious cake for breakfast will help you have enough energy for a long day. Or use it as a dessert or snack is also a great suggestion.

Clafoutis Recipes – A Gift of Paris

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