this post is going to be short and sweet, as befitting of such a jewel of a late night sweet snack.
the truth is i hate cherries. no really, i do! but when you see the ephemeral pints come 'round just about now, all defenses are down. even a cherry hater couldn't pass up picking these up at the farmer's market.
but what to do with them? because goodness forbid, you can't just eat them ... you have to bake something with them!! (what have i become?!) i didn't have enough to make a pie (plus, that would just give me bad flashbacks of warrant's cherry pie). so i googled around until i found an idea for a clafoutis. i never even heard of a clafoutis until i started blogging and then i saw a couple and they all looked so small and good. never heard of a clafoutis either? clotilde from chocolate and zucchini writes it best:
"Clafoutis is the epitome of the French grandmotherly dessert: unpretentious, easy to make, and blissfully comforting. The fluffy custard, light as a cloud and studded with fruit, hails from the Limousin region in the heart of France, where each family has its own well-guarded recipe."easy to make and blissfully comforting sounded perfect. there are many recipes online. i was intrigued by martha's addition of almond, but really, it seemed to only complicate things and on this night i wanted super simple. and when trying a new french dessert, go to a french source, n'est-ce pas?
this classic cherry clafoutis is brought to you thanks to the simple recipe of la tartine gourmande. for the recipe, click here.
i didn't have the exact same size ramekins so i didn't know how high to fill mine. needless to say as you all know, i'm an overfiller, and did so on these.
yet, the custardy overfill peeled off and and was a yummy hint of what was to come. and it was oh so lovely with a little whipped cream melting on top! i think this will be my new favorite way to bake with early summer berries. i want to try this one next!