Clafoutis aux cerises

It’s cherry season, wooohooo! At least it is here…

I refuse to use whole cherries even though French tradition would dictate otherwise. Personally, I don’t want to sit down to the dessert and have the nuisance of spitting out every pit with every mouthful or heaven forbid break a tooth; I just want to devour the thing in the blink of an eye.

If you are fancy and have a cherry-pitting device go ahead and pit away but for everyone else all you need is a bit of patience and a paper-clip. I am afraid you are going to have to sacrifice a paper clip for the job, though. Bend it into a “S” shape and insert one of the ends into the top of a cherry, dig around a bit and pull the pit out.


300g cherries, pitted

50g flour

30g sugar

Pinch of salt

2 eggs

1 drop vanilla essence

100ml milk

20g butter, melted

Extra butter, to grease


1 Preheat the oven to 200ºC.

2 Grease an ovenproof dish with butter and flour and put cherries in.

3 Mix all the dry ingredients and then beat in the eggs, milk, vanilla essence and melted

4 Pour batter over the cherries and oven bake for 20 – 25mins at 200ºC
Clafoutis aux cerises
The consistency should be like a set custard. It’s kinda weird but in a good way.


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