Strawberry Clafoutis

After eating a hearty dinner of roast chicken and vegetables, a warm comforting dessert was in order. We picked up some divine smelling strawberries from the supermarket and decided to use them in our dessert. I had read about a strawberry clafoutis on Citrus and Candy only the night before, and after salivating over pictures of a baked custardy dessert I knew I had to give it a go. It’s a great recipe because I don’t often have cream in the fridge and whilst most clafoutis recipes require cream, this one uses butter which I pretty much always have on hand.

It turned out to be a great hit – BLT loved the custard mixture so much she practically licked the bowl clean! Make sure you eat it while it’s still warm out of the oven as a great remedy for the winter blues.

Strawberry Clafoutis (Serves 6)
From Citrus and Candy (who adapted it from Michel Roux)

1 punnet of strawberries, washed, hulled and halved/quartered (depending on size)
2 eggs, lightly beaten
80g flour
80g butter, melted and cooled
60g raw sugar
150mL milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 200ºC. Grease a 20cm baking dish. Add flour to eggs and beat with a whisk until combined. Whisk in melted butter and then gradually add the sugar and milk until combined.

2. Spread the strawberries into a layer on the baking dish, and pour the custard mixture on top.

3. Bake in oven for 10 minutes, then reduce oven temperature to 180ºC and bake for a further 30 minutes. Wobble the dish a bit to see if its ready – it shouldn’t be like a liquid anymore. Remove from oven and rest for 5 minutes.

4 thoughts on “Strawberry Clafoutis”

  1. Licking the plate clean is really the ultimate compliment isn't it! :D Looks gorgeous and I agree best eaten warm!

  2. Hi Lorraine – Haha yeah it feels great when someone likes your food so much that they want every last bit of it!

  3. I'm so happy that you (and BLT) enjoyed the clafoutis! I've still yet to try it with other fruits but I love the Michel Roux version as it's really eggy and custardy…perfect for winter!

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