Sunday, June 25, 2006

Blueberry Clafouti

What is a Clafouti you ask? Well I didn't know either so I looked it up in the dictionary and here is the definition: A baked dessert composed of a layer of fresh fruit topped with a thick batter.

A few weeks ago I was watching Good Deal with Dave Lieberman and he made this. It sounded so good and looked so easy to make, that I printed out the recipe from and made it.

I changed the recipe a bit to lower the calories and fat-the result was very good. It has a unique texture, sort of soft and spongy. Since this was the first time I've ever made this dessert, I'm not sure if this texture is the way it's supposed to be or if it turned out this way because I omitted 2 egg yolks. I replaced the fat from the 2 egg yolks with 4 teaspoons of Canola Oil. I also cut out 1/4 cup of sugar. I thought it was sweet enough since the recipe calls for sprinkling the top with powdered sugar anyway.

Every summer I always look forward to making something delicious and unique with fresh blueberries. Especially when they are abundant, at their peek and on sale!

Is there a recipe, fruit or vegetable you look forward to making every summer?


The Cookbook Junkie said...

Ah, clafouti. Fond memories. We had to group up and make a French recipe in the home-ec kitchen for French class and this is what my group made. Missy Perez came up with the recipe (this was before the internet so I don't know where she found the recipe). We made cherry clafouti and it was custardy and delicious. It's one of those things I've been dying to make again and I have a few recipes but I want cherry and DH doesn't like cherries. I'll end up eating it all by myself.

Unknown said...

What DON'T I like to make with vegetables and fruit? I love making strawberry or blueberry pie. Strawberry is my favorite. Any kind of squash is also good.

Sara said...

My 2 very favorites in the summer are raspberries and tomatos.