Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Mixed Berry Clafoutis and a Fabulous Photo Editing Site

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
4 eggs
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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  1. Looking good Carolyn! Photo editing is a lot of fun, I really like the filters you used and the dessert looks soo good!! xo K

  2. what a lovely recipe! & great photos.

  3. Dear Carolyn!!!
    This looks SO YUMMY!!!
    I am so sorry I missed your marriage post. I don't know what to say except I am not expert, on my THIRD marriage, LOL! Does that make an expert???

  4. Great recipe. How much is 400g? I don't us photo editing but have
    wanted to try. Liked your experiments.

    1. My conversion book says 400g is 14oz. So about 2 cups I'd say. As you can see from the shot, I've covered the bottom of a large pie dish with fruit. I would have used about 2.5 cups this time, but next time I will use 2 cups I think. With this dish the fruit quantity is negotiable, the batter quantities are more important, for in baking, they should be as exact as possible.
      Hope this helps.

  5. Oh yum! That looks so good!

    Happy Rednesday!

  6. This looks so yummy! I will have to try it out for sure, thanks for sharing.


  7. This looks delish! And thanks for the heads up about picmonkey. I will have to check it out. Visiting from Rednesday!

  8. Perfect! This looks amazing....pinning this...I can hardly wait to try it!

  9. Although I like real filters but yes, Im a Pic monkey fan too. Loved the recipe and shots :)

  10. This looks SO GOOD!! Every bite must be divine.

  11. OH YES PLEASE! This looks delicious~!! :)
    I'm following you, can you follow me back pretty please!

  12. I love French desserts and this surely looks so good!
    I have a Passion Parade Link Soiree happening today, I hope you could come by and link-up :)


  13. This looks delicious! I'm definitely gonna try it!

  14. oh so yummy love your country charm

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  15. I was planning on making a clafoutis this week - I love your version!

  16. I don't know how but I totally missed this post, I just saw it featured on Cowgirl up and popped over to visit and then found you mentioned me- so sweet. Love your edits- totally loving picmonkey! I'll try a GF version of this!


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