Clafouti, also known as clafoutis is a classic French
dessert which resembles a fruit filled custard or sweet
frittata. While native to the Limousin region of France,
clafouti is made in many other locations as well, and it
is a popular dessert food. Since clafouti is very easy
to make and it has an elegant presentation, it is an
excellent choice of quickie dessert for dinner parties.
The fruit is layered with a dense batter and baked
until the batter puffs up, just like a quiche. The
dessert is allowed to cool slightly before being served
with whipped cream, ice cream, crème anglaise, or
a similar topping. It can be served directly out of the
baking pan also.
Butter - 1 tbsp
Milk - 1 cup
Cream - 1/2 cup
All purpose flour - 3/4 cup
Egg - 3
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Vanilla essence - 2 tsp
Cinnamon - 1/2 tsp
Salt - a pinch
Lemon zest - 1 tsp
Choco chips - 1 tbsp
Apple - 2 big (thinly sliced)
1. Take a big bowl and using an electric blender whisk
together milk, cream, sugar, egg, vanilla, lemon zest,
cinnamon and salt, add the flour and combine all until
it becomes a smooth batter.
2. Grease a baking dish and pour 1/4 of the batter onto
the baking dish, set aside the remaining batter.
3. Place it in a preheated oven for 5-7 minutes until the
upper layer sets in and starts to thicken but it is not
4. Remove it from the oven and arrange the sliced
apples in a fan pattern, pour the remaining batter
over apples and some choco chips and bake it for
20-25 min until it is puffed and brown or a knife
comes out clean when inserted.
5. Sprinkle sugar over it and serve it hot.