January 16, 2012

Blueberry Clafouti

I am glad to find blueberries in the store today, so I picked up a pound of it to make this recipe for a clafouti. Clafouti is a soft and custard-like baked French dessert that is made with fresh seasonal berries. Depending on the sweetness of the berries, you should adjust the sugar accordingly, unless if you have a sweet-tooth it didn't really matter.

1 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups fresh blueberries, rinsed and drained
3 medium sized eggs
1 cup milk
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1½ tsp. lemon zest
a pinch of salt
butter for greasing baking dish
Confectioner's sugar for dusting (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and sides of baking dish. Spread a layer of blueberries in the dish evenly.
2. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs until it is light, fluffy, and foamy. Add in sugar a little at a time and continue whisking until well mixed. Add in milk, vanilla extract, lemon zest one at time, while continuing mixing. Add in the flour, a little at a time and mix until the mixture is well combined.
3. Pour cake mixture over the blueberries to cover the dish evenly. Bake in the center of the oven until surface is set and golden (it should springs back when lightly touch). This should take about 35-40 minutes.
4. Remove from oven to cool slightly. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar, if used. Cut into wedges and serve warm.
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