Clafoutis time

6 Mar

It’s my 100th post — can you believe it? — and time to share my love of clafoutis.   Cla-who-now?  Clafoutis.

I’m not sure what originally brought this scrummy (not an insult) dish to my attention.  It isn’t something we used to make at home.  While it’s often served as a dessert, I make them for breakfast, brunch, or for an afternoon treat.  Great with fresh cherries, or a jar of cherries works just fine.  Or apples, peaches, blueberries … whatever you like.  But something about the cherries just makes it perfect.

I’m going to be a little coy.  I’m not giving you my recipe.  I’ve been working on it for a couple of years and am a bit jealous of it.  Come on over some time and I’ll make you one.  A great place to start your own clafoutis adventure is with the Joy of Baking recipe for Cherry Clafoutis.  Julia Child’s clafouti recipe is also traditional and delicious.  Or brush off your dictionary and try a recipe from Larousse Cuisine.  My house version hits my sweet spot, and it’s worth experimenting to find your own favorite.

When this:

Becomes this:


Warm from the oven or — maybe even better — leftover the next morning,  nothing says bon cuisinier  to me like a cozy cherry clafoutis.  To bake one up in my kitchen here feels like one more landmark in the journey to make England home.

Thanks for reading along for these past 100 posts.  Here’s to another 100 posts of everyday adventure — with butter and jam, of course.


8 Responses to “Clafoutis time”

  1. Ruth March 6, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

    Happy hundredth post! May you have hundreds and hundreds more!

    • Monique March 6, 2012 at 10:07 pm #

      Thanks Ruth! Hundreds of small adventures and hundreds of cakes and clafoutis … I can live with that.

  2. satnavandcider March 6, 2012 at 4:09 pm #

    Congratulations on reaching your 100th post milestone. That’s quite an accomplishment in its own right, but the fact that you constantly keep them entertaining deserves a special shout out. Well done! Now, how to celebrate? Hmmm. Perhaps clafoutis? I’ll be right over.

    • Monique March 6, 2012 at 10:07 pm #

      I’ll make another one — that one is long gone. =) Looking forward to your 100th post to come …

  3. Zazzy March 6, 2012 at 4:15 pm #

    Congratulations on your 100th post! The recipe sounds great as well – you always make me want to bake. I’m going to have to look it up in the speaking dictionary though. The way I’m saying “clafoutis” sounds like a sneeze.

    Looking forward to many, many more stories, photos, and recipes.

    • Monique March 6, 2012 at 10:06 pm #

      clah-foo-tee It does sound like a sneeze! Thanks for sticking around. ❤

  4. Sarah March 12, 2012 at 10:27 am #

    Never said congrats on your 100th post! Congrats! Will have to try this one, too. I made your pumpkin muffins for (seems like) the 100th time the other day. They never get old, neither does reading your posts.

    • Monique March 12, 2012 at 10:43 am #

      Clafoutis is super easy. And I’m making a big batch of pumpkin muffins this week! Mmmmmmm. So glad you are still reading along, and bringing some Christmas magic to the blog. ❤

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