Food Monday ~ Cherry Clafoutis

Cherry Clafoutis

Preheat the oven to 180°C

450g Cherries, stoned.
2eggs size 3, plus two egg whites
150g plain/all purpose flour
268ml buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
75g caster sugar
¼ teaspoon mixed spice

Arrange the cherries in the bottom of a greased 1.2litre/2pint ovenproof baking dish.
I use a food processor to combine the remaining ingredients, whisking for about one minute.
Leave to rest for about 30 minutes.
Pour the batter over the fruit and bake for 45-50 minutes until golden.

Variations: Any fruit in season can be used eg: apricots, peaches, pears or plums.

My first recipe was for Broccoli & Almond Soup way back in January 2008. Little did I think then, that I would still be sharing my recipes four and a half years later. As I said on that first day, I am a ‘mammy cook’ – prepare, cook/bake and serve – no time for pictures since I like my food hot and in Ireland the food cools quickly. Like radio, you get to make your own pictures! All recipes can be found through the tag cloud, just click on Recipes and enjoy.


9 thoughts on “Food Monday ~ Cherry Clafoutis

  1. Delirious

    I got a similar recipe from Martha Stewart’s website. But her’s has pears, and dried cherries. I have used dried blueberries too. It is one of my husband’s most favorite treats! I make it for breakfast sometimes.

  2. Will Knott

    So will there be a Grannymar e-book CookBook?

    I suspect G and E may be willing to do a lot of photography, and I can see you and G being fun celebrity chefs 🙂

  3. Grannymar Post author

    Delores – I suppose like fashion, there are no new recipes. So many of mine have been adapted from those of my young days by my mother’s side in the kitchen. It was long before electric food mixers and food processors. In those days I had constant welts on the palm of my hand from holding the handle of a wooden spoon to cream butter & sugar for a cake.

    Will Knott – Very funny. I did have two recipes printed in a ‘buke’ a couple of years ago! (Our Grannies’ recipes), not sure if it helped the sales very much.

  4. Grannymar Post author

    Will – If I produced a ‘buke’ of recipes, would you buy it, as the song says ‘for all your sisters, your cousins and your aunts?’ Oh wait now… do you have any sisters, cousins or aunts?

  5. Grannymar Post author

    Dianne – I saw cherries yesterday and they were poor quality and very expensive, so I didn’t buy them this time.


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