however, there are some rare non-p words that are also very fun to say. and one of them is clafoutis. cla-foo-tee! cla-foo-tee! i think i enjoy it so much because part of it rhymes with “BOO!”
butter to grease the pan (i suggest a shallow pan.)
250g strawberries (or any fruit you have on hand. roomie and i happened to have lots of frozen strawberries and blueberries that needed to go.)
70g all-purpose flour
1 tsp almond extract
2 tsp lemon zest
20ml heavy cream
20ml whole milk
First, grease the pan super-well with the butter. I wouldn’t skip it. But i did. And I learned my lesson the hard way. You’ll see why later…
Preheat your oven to 400F.
Chop the strawberries/fruit into halves or quarters, depending on the size and then spread them out in the pan.
when is it done? Just do the skewer/knife test, and if it comes out clean, take it out and dig in! but don’t burn yourself. (I say this because you could bake them in tiny ramekins, which would take 20 min, or a large dish like mine, which I think took about an hour.)
Because I didn’t grease the pan at all, the crust became one with it… no amount of scraping could release the crust. The crust, my favorite thing to eat, was unfortunately subjected to a long soak with some hot water and soap later on :(. What a sad waste of deliciousness!
ah! but we had lots of blueberries as well. my roommate noticed i hadn’t greased this pan either – so after I took the photo, he removed the berries and greased that baby. i didn’t bother to retake the photo. anyway, repeat the same step… mix mix mix, pour, bake…
*another factor, aside from the buttering, is that we used a shallower pan this time.
ps, if only i were near an oven this coming halloween, because i would totally make a cla-BOO-tis! with candy corn. i don’t care how wrong that sounds. i think halloween, and i think candy corn! but don’t worry, it isn’t going to be made :( .pps, and on a totally random note, when i am settled down in life and can finally adopt dogs, they will be named after nuts. the first one will be pistachio. and the second one will be named cashew. i don’t think i’ll get a third, but he/she would be almond. but nothing with the word “nut” in it – so no walnut, hazelnut, or peanut. as you can see i like to dream about my future, and that is one day i am especially looking forward to.