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cherry clafoutis

Cherry clafoutis recipe

Clafoutis has been a staple dessert in every French family since the 19th century

Serves4
Preparation30 Mins
Cooking Time35 Mins

Clafoutis is so beloved by our guests that it frequently features on our menus at Belmond Le Manoir and also in Brasserie Blanc. A clafoutis is a baked dessert featuring a thick batter over fruit. Traditionally, the fruit should be black cherries but other stone fruits, such as peaches, plums, apricots or figs work well too.

Ingredients Required

For the cherries

450g
best-quality ripe cherries (such as Montmorency or Morello), stoned
50g
caster sugar
2–3 tbsp
kirsch, to taste (optional)

For preparing the dish

10g
unsalted butter, melted
30g
caster sugar, plus extra to finish (optional)

For the batter

2
organic/free-range medium eggs
45g
caster sugar
½ tsp
vanilla extract or vanilla syrup
20g
unsalted butter
20g
plain flour
50ml
whole milk
75ml
whipping cream
1 pinch
sea salt

Cooking Method

Voila!

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