Chocolate and Pear Clafoutis

Still feeling inspired by my trip to France I decided to tryout a delicious custard-like dessert recipe.
The recipe and processes turned out to be incredibly simple. Most of these ingredients I always have on hand so I can make this whenever I want! Below is the recipe I found in one of my French cookbooks that I converted to American measurements.


Ingredients

1/2 cup flour

1/4 cup + 2tbsp sugar (I used a mix of raw and brown                                              sugar, I like the richer flavor)
1/4cup + 2tbsp milk

1 tbsp vanilla extract

3 large eggs

3 tbsp of butter, melted

+ fruit or chocolate. I used 1 whole pear and 2oz. of chocolate but you can add as much as you like.
(Cherry is the traditional filling but pear and chocolate were suggested in my cookbook.)
  • As with most recipes, you want to mix your dry ingredients together first, then add in your wet ingredients. 
  • You won't be mixing your fruit or chocolate into the batter, instead you place it on top of your batter once you have poured it into a baking dish. 
To summarize and simplify:
Mix together flour and sugar
Next add in your 3 eggs, begin to stir the mixture
Then mix in your milk and melted butter.
Once well mixed pour your batter into a greased baking dish and place your fruit onto the batter (they'll sink into the batter a bit)
Finally sprinkle bits of chopped-up chocolate on top of your batter and bake at 350 Fahrenheit for about 30 minutes

I noticed that when I first removed my Clafoutis from the oven it was very puffed up and sticking out of my baking dish. After letting it cool for 10 minutes it settled and shrunk a bit so that it neatly fit in my dish.

It was delicious! I'll be making it again soon but I want to try banana and chocolate for the filling.

Shelissa

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