Peach and Blueberry Clafoutis; Coffee Bar

Mom visited again. We weren't done dress shopping yet! Granny sent some more peaches! When Mom visited the prior week we were just getting started with dress appointments and made a savory dish with the peaches.

With these peaches I wanted to make something sweet and was thinking a cobbler would be great. When Christine and Kasper sent us the Le Creuset petite casserole dishes they included a Mini-Cocotte recipe book from Le Creuset. In this book I found a recipe for Cherry Raspberry Clafoutis. I have no idea what clafoutis is but the picture looked like cobbler. So I looked up clafoutis on wikipedia: it's a French dessert traditionally made with cherries. Too bad I read this after I made the dessert; I substituted peaches and blueberries for the cherries and raspberries. I enjoyed the dish but it was probably a little sweeter than I would have preferred.

Clafoutis from Le Creuset Mini-Cocotte 
   Serves 4 (we cut in half for 2)
   1 1/2 cups stoned cherries (substituted peaches)
   3/4 cup raspberries (substituted blueberries)
   1/2 cup all purpose flour
   3 medium eggs
   3/4 cup powdered sugar
   1/2 tsp baking powder
   1 pinch of salt
   1 cup heavy whipping cream
   powdered sugar for decoration (omitted)
   butter to grease the cocottes

   Preheat oven to 400F. (We used the counter convection oven since we were only making two.)
   Lightly butter 4 mini cocottes, ramekins will be fine.
   Clafoutis batter: combine flour, sugar, eggs, baking powder and salt. Add the cream and mix well.
   Divide the fruits between the cocottes and place on a baking sheet. Add a small ladleful of the batter to each. Bake for 5 minutes (make sure you take the convection oven off the toast setting or your fiance will make fun of you). Add the rest of the batter to each cocotte and continue baking for another 20-25 minutes until puffed up and tops are a deep golden brown.
  Let cool to room temperature. Dust with sugar before serving. (We enjoyed it warm actually.)

What goes better with clafoutis than coffee?? Enjoy more pictures of the house ...

When you enter the front door you are greeted by the stairs; step to the left to enter the living area. On the wall created by the stairs we placed a shelving unit that functions as a coffee bar and Lucky the Goldfish living area!

The Keurig and Lucky are on top of the shelves. Our colorful mugs are displayed in the center top shelf flanked by cookbooks. Serving bowls are displayed in the middle shelves. The canvas totes on the bottom shelves house various items including cooking magazines, an assortment of teas for the Keurig, and items I couldn't find a place for so that makes it a junk drawer.

PS: We're done with dress shopping!

1 comment:

  1. what fun dress shopping!! Did you tell people you don't like cherries?