Blueberry clafoutis …

Super simple…

A real French classic, the batter is like a rich, sweet version of Yorkshire pudding and tastes delicious dusted generously with sifted icing sugar and topped with a scoop of just melting vanilla ice cream.

If you don’t have any double cream then use an extra 150ml (1/4 pint) milk instead.

Serves 4
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30-40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon butter and 2 tablespoons caster sugar to line the dish
  • 200g (7oz) Chilean blueberries
  • 100g (4oz) plain flour
  • Pinch salt
  • 75g (3oz) caster sugar
  • 1 lemon, grated rind only
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 150ml
  •  (1/4 pint) milk
  • 150 ml (1/4 pint) double cream
  • Sifted icing sugar to decorate


Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180oC/350oF/Gas Mark 4.
  2. Grease a 1.5 litre (2 ½ pint) ovenproof dish that is 5cm (2 inches) deep with the butter, sprinkle with the sugar then add the blueberries.
  3. Mix the flour, salt, sugar and lemon rind together in a mixing bowl.
  4. Add the eggs, egg yolk and vanilla and whisk until smooth then gradually whisk in the milk and cream until a smooth batter.
  5. Pour over the blueberries so that the dish is half full then bake for 30-40 minutes until the pudding is golden brown, risen around the edges and just set in the centre.
  6. Dust generously with sifted icing sugar and serve immediately.

Cook’s tip:

  • The baked batter will fall as it cools so put the pudding in the oven to bake while you eat your main course then serve up the minute it comes out of the oven.

Recipe and photo credit by Seasonal Berries

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10 Comments

  1. Cynthia @ Richly Middle Class
    21st December 2012 / 7:53 am

    That looks amazing. I think I will have to try this. I love trying new things.

    • Claire Justine
      22nd December 2012 / 5:13 pm

      Thanks for the comment …

  2. Nicola Thomas
    21st December 2012 / 8:45 pm

    That looks amazing!!

    • Claire Justine
      22nd December 2012 / 5:16 pm

      Thanks for stopping by …

  3. Leyla Brooke
    22nd December 2012 / 4:08 pm

    Looks great going to have to give a go, new follower thisdayilove.blogspot.co.uk

    • Claire Justine
      24th December 2012 / 10:03 pm

      Thanks for following 🙂

  4. Camille
    22nd December 2012 / 4:26 pm

    This looks so yummy!!

    • Claire Justine
      24th December 2012 / 10:04 pm

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

  5. Judy Haughton-James
    22nd December 2012 / 9:59 pm

    So colourful! Looks great Clairejustine!

    • Claire Justine
      24th December 2012 / 10:04 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Judy 🙂

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