RECIPE

Strawberry Clafouti

A popular French dessert for summer when the fruit is fresh.

Yield:8 servings
Prep time: 00:20
Cook time: 00:50
Category:Desserts
Cuisine:French
Rating:
 (2)

Ingredients

1/2 tsp. butter
3/4 cups unbleached white flour
4 tbsp. sugar
eggs
1 1/4 cups milk
1/4 cups crème de cassis , (substitute Chambord or raspberry puree)
to taste raspberry purée, (or Chambord purée)
4 tbsp. honey
4 cups strawberries, sliced
to taste powdered sugar
4 sprigs mint, for garnish
to taste ice cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 ºF (190 ºC). Butter a 10" cake, quiche or tart pan that is at least 2" deep and does NOT have a removable bottom. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour and sugar. In a separate bowl, mix together the eggs, milk, crème de cassis, yogurt and honey until smooth. Slowly incorporate the egg mixture into the flour and sugar mixture, stirring until smooth but not overworked.
  3. Add one-third of the batter to the tart pan and place on the lower rack of the oven. Cook until it starts to firm, about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and flatten, if necessary, to make room for the remaining mixture.
  4. In a separate large bowl, combine the strawberries and the remaining batter. Pour into the tart pan over the existing batter and finish baking until solid and golden, about 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.
  5. Cut into pie-shaped wedges and place in the center of serving plates. Sprinkle the plate and clafouti with confectioners' sugar. Garnish with a sprig of mint and serve with your favorite ice cream