Blueberry Clafouti

06/10/2010

I recently found a really convenient place to get local, cage free eggs from a lady who loves her chickens. She even crochets blankets and curtains for their night coop. Seriously. Don’t these eggs looked loved?

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Well, I already had a dozen eggs from the store, but had to buy these pretty eggs too, so I ended up with an abundance of eggs. Enter Clafouti.

Have you ever heard of Clafouti? I hadn’t. Clafouti is a baked French dessert made with berries and it’s kind of similar to flan. I was watching Fit TV’s A Lyon in the Kitchen earlier this week, and Nathon Lyon made blueberry clafouti. And it looked tasty.

Wouldn’t you like to try it?

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I thought so. I used Nathan Lyon’s recipe, but instead of whole milk, used 2%. And his recipe doesn’t tell you what temperature to bake it at. I baked it at 350 degrees and it turned out fine.

Blueberry Clafouti

Ingredients:
2 cups, fresh or frozen blueberries, if frozen – thawed
4 whole eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1  teaspoon ground cinnamon
1  teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1  teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 cup milk
powdered sugar, for dusting, optional
Non-stick spray

Instructions:
1) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray the inside of 8 ramekins with non-stick spray and add just enough blueberries to cover the bottom. Set aside.

2) Using a hand mixer, beat the eggs and sugar on the highest speed until doubled in size and light yellow, about 2 minutes.

3) Reduce the speed to medium-low then gradually add the salt, cinnamon, vanilla extract, baking powder, and flour, scraping down the sides.

4) Add the milk and mix slowly until just incorporated.

5) Pour the mixture over the blue berries.  DSC_0896 6) Transfer to the oven and bake for about 40 minutes (rotating the pan halfway through baking) until golden brown on top and the Clafouti is set.  Let cool about 5 minutes before serving. Dust with powdered sugar if desired.

They come out looking like a soufflé and will sink a little, so don’t be alarmed. These are best served warm. Enjoy!

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Have you ever heard of Clafouti before or am I just way out of the foodie loop?

 


36 comments // by Teri [a foodie stays fit]



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1 Katie 06/10/2010 at 10:17 pm

Yes I want to try it!! That looks like a perfect cross between a muffin and cake batter. I want, I want.

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2 Claire 06/10/2010 at 10:58 pm

Wow, those eggs sound amazing…and loved!

I have made clafouti before actually, but only once with other berries for a thanksgiving dessert. It was delicious but it has been years since and have yet to recreate. Looks great lady!

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3 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter 06/10/2010 at 10:58 pm

I never have heard of it, but it looks absolutely divine!
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4 Jacquie 06/10/2010 at 11:12 pm

One of my favorite things to get from my favorite patisserie in Paris was his cherry clafoutis…. I’d even have it some mornings instead of a croissant… sh! The owner used to make them multiple times a day so it’d always be fresh and they’d just cut a piece off from a huge tray.

mmm…AMAZING!
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5 Teri 06/11/2010 at 1:46 pm

oooh, I bet cherry would be awesome!

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6 Courtney (Pancakes & Postcards) 06/11/2010 at 12:09 am

I had never heard of this, either! But I am TOTALLY out of the foodie loop so I am not a good judge of such things :) But it looks delicious and I think I could actually make it! Must try sometime!
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7 Jessica @ How Sweet 06/11/2010 at 5:37 am

Yum! It is so pretty, too. Great job, girl!
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8 Lauren 06/11/2010 at 5:48 am

Aren’t fresh farm eggs just outstanding?

I don’t think I’ve ever had Clafouti but it kind of reminds me of a cobbler and looks fantastic! I love in individual servings! THanks for the recipe! :) Ive
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9 Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman 06/11/2010 at 8:18 am

Oh goodness those look good. If you’re way out of the foodie loop, then I am too, because I’ve never heard of this.
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10 Abby 06/11/2010 at 8:25 am

I have never heard of clafouti.. but boy does that look DEEEE-licious!
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11 Brynne 06/11/2010 at 8:32 am

I’ve never heard of clafouti before but it sounds amazing!!
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12 Nichole 06/11/2010 at 8:49 am

Calafo who? I, foodie by nature of watching Food Network, have never heard of such yumminess. Recipes involving ramekins are my favorite. Those look like the perfect breakfast…or dessert!

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13 Jeanine 06/11/2010 at 10:07 am

Actually… they had a recipe for it in the Friend magazine a while back. We put the recipe here: http://servingpinklemonade.blogspot.com/2009/08/clafoutis.html

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14 Miranda @ Mirandasjeans 06/11/2010 at 10:33 am

I had never heard of Clafouti before. Those look scrumptious!

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15 Samantha @ Food Edu 06/11/2010 at 11:13 am

I’ve seen clafouti, but never knew what it was called! Wow–those eggs do look loved–I raise chickens and love them too, but I don’t know I’d go as far as to make them blankets, thats funny!
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16 Erika 06/11/2010 at 11:38 am

I really like Clafouti! I make mine with mixed berries and in one single pan. I love the texture of it. It’s also good warm or cold.

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17 Teri 06/11/2010 at 1:45 pm

The recipe actually said you could make it a pan or in ramekins. I did ramekins hoping I’d eat less. It didn’t work. ;)

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18 Monique@She's Going The Distance 06/11/2010 at 12:04 pm

mmmm, that looks AWESOME!!! I’ve seen/tasted many a clafouti before, but I may be semi-cheating since I lived in France for a few years and all :)
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19 Teri 06/11/2010 at 1:46 pm

That’s definitely cheating. ;)

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20 Heather (Heather's Dish) 06/11/2010 at 2:03 pm

i’ve heard of it but never tried it and never made it…i think that changes this weekend!
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21 Alycia @ Fit n Fresh 06/11/2010 at 2:10 pm

Umm that looks AMAZING!! I love your pictures! And I’ve never heard of it either? But Nathan is hot, so I listen to whatever he says lol I definitely need to make this for a girls brunch sometime! (:

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22 christina 06/11/2010 at 2:26 pm

i would love to try it! they’re adorable!
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23 Laura @ youngDCliving 06/11/2010 at 2:49 pm

This looks SO good! I’m really impressed. I’ve heard of it before, it definitely looks like a souffle too.

I absolutely LOVE farm fresh eggs–that lady sounds adorable. Anyone who makes blankets for their chickens is producing some mighty fine eggs :)
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24 Hilary@coffeeismycarrot 06/11/2010 at 6:13 pm

Never heard of it but looks YUMMY!
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25 SallyH @ acountablelife.wordpress.com 06/11/2010 at 7:44 pm

Yup, I’ve made it a couple times, but in one pan and it was a lot flatter. But still good. Like a custardy pancake. It works too to use non-dairy milk like almond.
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26 Jackie (Peaces of Earth) 06/11/2010 at 11:03 pm

I’m a vegan, but I do believe there are ethical ways of getting dairy and eggs. Having crocheted blankets sounds pretty awesome to me, and those eggs look amazing – like eggs should!
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27 Ashley 06/12/2010 at 8:46 am

Ohh, I’ve never heard of clafouti before, but I’d love to try it (and love to try to make it). It seems easier than I’d have thought it would be!
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28 Jennifer 06/12/2010 at 6:34 pm

Wow I have to try this! It looks like a muffin souffle! I’ve never heard of these!

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29 highonhealthy 06/12/2010 at 10:04 pm

I’ve never heard of Clafouti before either but it looks amazing! So soft, floofy, and delicious. :D
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30 Ashley 06/12/2010 at 10:19 pm

This sounds verrrry fancy!!! And delicious…look at your amazing photos…LOVE them!!! :)
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31 Lauren @ Health on the Run 06/13/2010 at 10:49 am

I’ve never heard of Clafouti either. But it looks beautiful!! (and so delicious)
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32 Jean 07/12/2010 at 12:36 pm

Just made this! Came out great. :)
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33 Ingrid 08/24/2010 at 2:14 pm

Wow..My mouth is watering!

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34 Meg 08/10/2011 at 4:11 pm

Okay lady, where did you get these eggs from? (Yes I’m still reading back issues of your blog…do you feel loved or stalked?) Since this post is over a year old, I don’t even know if you’re still using the same please, but if so – spill! (your secert, not the eggs. That’d be messy.)

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35 Teri 08/17/2011 at 8:46 pm

i feel so loved. :)

I got them from the little garden shop that is on Yadkinville Rd right next to the Post office. From Reynolda, drive up Yadkinville, past Shattalon, past the Food Lion. It is a little cottage on the right side of the road. I think she is even selling produce now. I haven’t been in a while!

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