Cherry Clafoutis

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Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Easy

  • Serves:

    4–6

Appears in

Easy Vegan

Easy Vegan

By Sue Quinn

Published 2015

  • About

Fresh cherries work brilliantly in this French classic but berries also work well. In some regions of France, the cherry stones are left in to impart their distinctive flavour, but I prefer to remove them.

PREPARATION: 15 minutes
COOKING: about 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 20 g (¾ oz) non-dairy butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 90 g ( oz) caster (superfine) sugar
  • 400 g (14 oz/1⅔ cup) cherries, pitted
  • 80 g ( oz) self-raising flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour (cornstarch)
  • 2 tablespoons almond meal
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 flax eggs
  • 270 ml ( fl oz) unsweetened almond milk
  • finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • icing (confectioners’) sugar, sifted, for dusting

Method

Heat the oven to 180°C (350°F/Gas 4). Grease a 25 cm (10 inch) round ovenproof dish with butter and sprinkle the base and side with 1 tablespoon of the sugar. Arrange the cherries in the dish in a single layer. Set aside.

Beat together the butter, remaining sugar, the flours, almond meal, salt, flax eggs, milk, lemon zest, vanilla and almond extract until smooth.

Pour the batter over the cherries and bake for about 1 hour – the clafoutis should be golden on top and just set. Serve warm, dusted with icing sugar.