Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Clafoutis! Because i got the job!

Well I just finnished my old role at the department of health..... and i didnt know exactly where i would be going after that so as you can imagine it was a bit of a nail biting time. But this morning i got the job i was going for at the department of transport.... So thats a huge weight off my shoulders!

And as an extra bonus i dont start my new job until monday.... which means..... 1 WEEK OFF... SWEET!!!!!!

And sweet news deserves a sweet treat. So i decided to celebrate with a quick and easy assortment of Clafoutis.



Clafoutis is bassically a baked take made of flan like batter, traditionally made with black cherries i think. But as usuall i am not concerned with the traditional lol... One day ill make something recognisable to normal people haha.

For this recipe i decided to once again use use my ramakins (still in love with them) as opposed to a tart or pie dish.



Ok so lets begin.

Ingredients:

120g Plain Flour
Lots of assorted fruit haha (I used Apples, Pears, Blackberries, Blueberries and Raspberries)
60g Butter (I used Flora pro active because it has reduced cholestoral)
300ml Milk
90g Sugar
Icing Sugar (for dusting)
Mint leaves for garnish (i used these but do whatever you tink looks nice)



Method:

1: Preheat the oven to 160 degrees C
2: In a small bowl break and then beat the eggs
3: When the eggs are beaten put aside and melt the butter in a small frying pan. When melted take off the fire and keep in a warm place to keep it liquid but not any hotter than it should be at the point.
4: Sift the flour into a large bowl
5: Add the eggs slowly to the flour and mix all the while. The mixture should become a thick batter.
6: Now add the sugar, milk and butter to the mix and whisk until the mixture becomes a loose batter (if too watery add a little bit of flour, but it should be a milkshake consistency.... lol hope thats helpful)
7: Now set the mixture aside and take a bit of butter and grease the dish (or dishes depending on how u are making them) with butter.
8: To the dish thats now buttered and arrange the fruit in it (fill the dish between half to 2/3 full with the fruit)




9: Pour the batter over the fruit and place in the oven.



10: allow to cook for around 40 miutes (dont worry if it raises alot when its taken out of the over it will sink again, i was a lil worried when i first did it lol)




11: When its done take it out of the over and dust with icing sugar and decorate however u like. Deffinatly serve it warm!





And there we have it...

Congratulations Clafoutis!

Enjoy :D!!

9 comments:

Bugaboo said...

Awesome news on the new job --- such an uncertain time can always be stressful. And your clafoutis are beautiful!

Fortunas said...

Thanks a bunch Hanni! It was touch and go, but im so glad i got it!

Thanks about the Clafoutis also... They were deliscious.. i dont like berries so i only at the apple and pear ones, but my family ate the other snad all were tasty im told. So easy to make, and so effective!

Jennifer said...

Congrats on the new job! enjoy the time off!! Loving the individual clafoutis!

Oura said...

Loving the blog so far, when I get time I will go through all the previous posts as well. By the way I'm still waiting for suggestions on mine! ^,^b

one thing I will say though... Spell check!!! :p

Fortunas said...

Hahaha Oura ....i know i know... i just never have any time to spell check, its always a spur of the moment thing! Ill try and take more time on them in the future!

Thankyou very much jennifer, i will do, and thanks on the clafoutis. they were so good!

Pam said...

Oh, I love clafoutis and yours looks delicious! Good luck on your new job!

Zia Elle said...

I love your clafoutis!! I will try them for sure! Good luck with your job!

Fortunas said...

Thankyou so much guys :D!!

Maurie Kirschner said...

These look delicious! I was needing another recipe to try to use up my over supply of apples that I currently have - think I might just give these a try and maybe some blackberry ones too...hmmm... and mango? yeah mango for sure -with blueberries!

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