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Julia Child’s Berry Clafoutis

Is it a pancake, a crepe, a cake?  Clafoutis, pronounce klafuti, is delicious and a welcome change to other desserts.

Julia Child’s Berry Clafoutis

Is it a pancake, a crepe, a cake?  Clafoutis, pronounce klafuti, is delicious and a welcome change to other desserts.

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Ingredients

Recipe serves: 8-10
Butter for the pan
1 1/4 cups (310 ml) milk
2/3 cup (150 grams) granulated sugar
3 eggs, room temperature
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup (120 grams) plain flour
2 cups seasonal berries: blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, cherries (pitted)
optional: powdered sugar for dusting, whipped cream or ice cream
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Julia Child’s Berry Clafoutis
  • time
    1 hour 20 minutes
  • serves
    8
  • skill level
    Easy

Ingredients

Directions

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Preheat oven to 350F (180C), place wire rack in the middle.

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Prepare a flameproof baking dish or skillet at least 1 1/2 inch (3.8cm) deep.

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Place the milk, 1/c cup (75 grams) sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt and flour in a blender. Blend at top speed until smooth and frothy, about 1 minute.

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Pour 1/4 inch (6.5 mm) layer of batter in the baking dish.

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Over low heat, place the baking dish on stove top for 1-2 minutes until a film of batter has set on the bottom of the dish. Remove from heat.

6
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Remove from heat, spread the fruit over the batter and sprinkle remaining 1/3 cup (75 grams) sugar.

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Pour over the rest of the batter and smooth with the back of spoon.

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Place in the center of the oven and bake for 50 minutes until the top is puffed and browned.

9
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Serve warm with powdered sugar, whipped cream or ice cream. It will sink slightly as it cools.