Monday, July 14, 2008

plum clafoutis.

Quickly grab ripe plums from your backyard tree before they all fall to the ground. Set the oven to 350 F degrees, butter a vintage evenslice 9" pie tin and add sliced plums with their tart skin intact to the pan - do not pack too terribly full, leave some room for the batter. Speaking of which, whisk three large eggs together with 1/3 cup granulated sugar for one minute. Add one cup of whole milk, 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract and a pinch of salt and mix that in too. Finally add 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour mix until smooth.

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Now slowly pour in your batter, doing your best not to disturb your fruit. It will move around no matter what but, you know, be gentle.

plum clafoutis #3
Bake that clafoutis for about 45 minutes -- until it is puffy and golden around the edges.

Remove it from the oven and let it cool for about thirty minutes, dust with powdered sugar and eat while it is still warm.

plum clafoutis #4

(this recipe very mildly adapted (I used more fruit) from the fabulous Orangette.)
I am so busy this week, this post might be all you get. As a matter of fact, this post comes to you because I was experimenting for my upcoming three day food shoot. Wanna see when I'm done?


Blogger Orange Pattern said...

Um, plum from your backyard tree??? That looks ridiculously good. I'm jealous of the tree and the treat.

5:51 AM  
Blogger Nessie Noodle said...

oh, we had a plum tree in the old yard... sounds like I might need to hit the Farmers Market this weekend.

and yes, please share your shoot with us.

10:25 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

Oh my. That looks delicious... and the pictures are fabulous!

1:15 PM  
Blogger Love Squalor said...

perfect! i am so making this, right away!

6:05 PM  
Anonymous jennifer (dreemintrea) said...

not certain what excites me more...looking for one of those fab pans or making this dessert. thanks for the lovely photos AND recipe. :)

10:25 PM  
Blogger LeS said...

Thanks! That old tree looks pretty beat up but every year it delivers yummy fruit...another reason I am lucky to live here!
Also, if you have not made a clafoutis before, I should mention that this turns out a bit more eggy/custardy than cake-like. YUM again :) You can also other kinds of fruit. Let me know if you make one and how it turns out...

7:10 AM  
Blogger yuko said...

Yummy plum clafoutis! I will make it this weekend! Thank you.

4:11 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

plums, how about that? i made a blackberry clafoutis last night, my first, and it was good. will have to keep it in my repertoire.

7:52 AM  

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