Mixed Berry Clafoutis
Hello gorgeous people
Enough about my marriage and thanks to all you sweet things who empathised. It's mid week and I'm back on track. On track enough to try another new recipe, to shoot it and try out a new photo editing program, which I think you will like. My lovely bloggy friend, Deanne put me onto this program at PicMonkey and I am a convert.
It has lots of groovy filters, fabulous fonts for writing on your shots and it's very easy to use.
Almost as easy as this classic French desert Clafoutis. Now this one is a cheats version. We like easy don't we girls. It is traditionally made with whole cherries, pips and all and almond meal. Neither of which I have used, But I took delivery of a fabulous French cook book today, which I shall share soon and read that even the French are playing around with this classic these days, which made me feel all the better.
So here's the finished version. Like most comfort food, it didn't come out of the pie plate as a neat triangle. No matter I worked a little of my new found food styling magic on it and stuffed a little preserving jar with clafoutis and ice cream and no one at the Beach House was complaining.....believe me!!!
What do you think of my photo edits? I think PicMonkey gives it the grainy edge I have been looking for and proves you don't need an expensive camera to get a good shot.
This shot got no editing apart from the text. I liked it as it was and as a contrast to all the edited versions
Mixed Berry Clafoutis
1 cup of thick (double) cream
1/3 cup caster sugar
1/4 cup of plain flour
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
oil spray for greasing
400-500g Frozen mixed berries
icing sugar for dusting
(the more fruit you use in this, the more icing sugar dusting you need to cut through the acidity of the fruit)
Pre heat the oven to 160 C (320F)
Put the eggs, sugar, cream and vanilla in a mixing bowl and whisk until combined and bubbles appear. Sift in the flour and whisk until smooth.
Place the berries into a well greased large shallow pie dish.
Pour the batter over the fruit and bake for 1 hour or until set and golden brown.
Dust with icing sugar. Serves 6
The family loved this desert and even though we are only four, it didn't last long!!!!
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