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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Blueberry Orange Clafouti

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One more clafouti for Bron. I meant to make this last week, but the grocery store trip kept being elusive. Then, I figured I was out of time to make it for Bron's Clafouti Edition of Hay Hay It's Donna Day til I read this post that there was still time. Woo-hoo! This is only my second clafouti and I am seriously in love with this dish. Besides, since three of my favorite women keep talking about clafouti, I knew I had to try at least one more now while it was fresh in my mind. DH definately liked this version better (as evidenced by the fact that he plowed threw two dishes this morning) than the Chocolate Raspberry version I made before. While, I'm partial to the chocolate, this Blueberry Orange version was delicious.


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Both times I have made this dish I've been struck by how simple and sublime it is. I think that this is where the French really excel in all things culinary. Taking few and simple ingredients and turning them into something simply amazing. Making this version this morning was absolutely cathartic for me. Measure, zest an orange, rub into sugar, smell the citrus, stir, pour, add beautiful fresh blueberries, sprinkle with some raw sugar and bake. Simple, easy, fun and relaxing. The perfect way to start the day! Since I still need to post the Blogging for Babies roundup this week, and have a couple of other challenges I'm working on, this is probably my last clafouti for Bron, but definately not my last clafouti I will be making!

Blueberry Orange Clafouti
(Adapted from and measurements based on Bron's Mixed Berry and Cherry Clafoutis)

1 pint of blueberries, fresh or frozen
300ml of whole milk
1/3 cup of caster/superfine sugar
4 tablespoons raw sugar (turbinado)
Finely grated zest of one large orange
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 large eggs
pinch of salt
1 cup of all-purpose unbleached flour
icing / confectioners sugar to dust

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (or 190 deg C).

Place 4 x 250ml or 1 x 4 cup capacity strong heat proof dishes (i.e ones that won’t crack on cold liquid hitting them!) in the oven to preheat.

In a small bowl, rub the orange zest with the caster sugar thoroughly until very moist, fragrant and orange.

Next, in a large pouring jug or blender whisk together the milk, the orange caster sugar, vanilla, eggs, salt and flour.

Remove the heated dishes from the oven and divide the blueberries evenly between them. Sprinkle with the raw sugar, then evenly ladle over the egg mixture.

Quickly return to the oven and bake the individual dishes for 15 to 20 minutes, or 1 large dish for 35 to 40 minutes until puffed up, golden and cooked through.

Dust with icing sugar, serve warm or at room temperature.


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9 comments:

chriesi said...

I wish I had a spoon to grab a piece of that gorgeous looking clafoutis!

Bron said...

Ahhh super Holly! A beautiful combination..I wish I had one to eat right now, I've just woken up and looking at these.. I'm starving! hehe
Thanks again!

Gabi said...

Those look divine and I just love saying "clafouti" over and over...I'm easily amused I guess :)
Cheers!
Gabs

RecipeGirl said...

This looks WONderful! I still have yet to make one of those clafouti things myself.

Gretchen Noelle said...

I love the look of these and blueberry with citrus sounds delicious together. I would love one for breakfast as well! Yum!

Manggy said...

Gosh, Chocolate Raspberry, Blueberry Orange.. I think I'd plow through a whole lot either way! :D

Kevin said...

Those looks so good!

Tartelette said...

You officialy made me blush!!
The clafoutis look divine, great job!

Barbara said...

I'm too old to blush but I'm flattered by your kind words. Love the combination and they look fantastic.

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