I've wanted to create a super simple Cherry Clafoutis (Clafouti) for the little chefs ever since I saw a fab recipe for one by Fionnuala Zinnecker last June. Somehow I never got round to it. Then I saw a genius hack for pitting cherries with a bottle and a chopstick from Healthy Nibbles & Bits, and it reminded me. With the cherry season just about to begin again, now is the time. So here you go, a very easy dessert for a toddler to cook for the family this summer.
What you need
- 1/2 tsp soft butter
- 3 eggs
- 120 ml (1/2 cup) milk
- 3 tbsp sugar (reduce to taste or leave out)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- 4 tbsp plain (all purpose) flour
- 200g (1 1/2 cups) cherries, pitted
- 7" cake tin or pie dish
- mixing bowl
- hand whisk
1. Rub the soft butter all over the inside of the cake tin.
2. Put the cherries into the cake tin.
3. Break the eggs into the bowl.
4. Add the sugar, vanilla, salt and flour.
5. Give everything a good whisk, or as my youngest says "do some crazy whisking"
6. Add the milk and whisk again.
7. Pour the batter on top of the cherries in the cake tin.
Bake for 20 minutes at 190C/375F/Gas 5 until puffed up and golden. Leave to cool. You can then dust on some icing sugar, but I find it sweet enough without. My lot love it with a bit of cream.