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French food Friday...Griotte cherry clafoutis

recipe and photo from here

Bonjour mes belles,

The heat wave continues across France so I am trying to keep oven use to a minimum. Clafoutis is a favourite of mine and is one of the first things that I made in my French kitchen in the nearby village of Castillonnes.

Clafoutis is a classic French dessert originating from the South West Limousin region, and it is somewhere between a cake and a flan.

This clafoutis recipe from Pascal Aussignac features a great combination of sweet and sour flavours, thanks to the tart griotte cherries, but you can substitute other cherries or seasonal fruit if you wish.



  • 600g of griotte cherries
  • 105g of ground almonds
  • 150g of caster sugar
  • 15g of flour
  • 375g of double cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 5 egg yolks

To plate

  • icing sugar for dusting
Lightly toast the ground almonds under the grill
  • 105g of ground almonds
Sift the sugar, almonds and flour into a bowl
  • 150g of caster sugar
  • 15g of flour
Mix the dry ingredients together with the cream, whole eggs and egg yolks. Blend this mixture together carefully, avoiding the formation of any lumps
  • 375g of double cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 5 egg yolks
Leave to set overnight in the fridge before using to ensure a better texture.      
Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas mark 4. Butter your mould for the clafoutis, pour the set mixture halfway into the mould and scatter the fresh cherries on top
  • 600g of griotte cherries
Place the mould into the oven and cook for approximately 20 minutes or until golden on top. Dust with icing sugar and serve
  • icing sugar for dusting

très bon vendredi à tous, Leeann x


  1. Dear Leeann, As cherries are in season and it is Independence Day weekend, this is the perfect dessert! Enjoy!
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    1. Happy Independence day Karena, hope that it is a fabulous one for you all.

      amicalement, Leeann


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