Clafoutis is a French dessert that is made with fresh cherries. Since the cherries are in season now, I thought of sharing this recipe with you. It was the first time for me to try Clafoutis gluten-free, and it turned out to be delicious! Usually Clafoutis is served warm for breakfast, but I prefer it cold and eat it as a cake. Some prepare Clafoutis with other fruit like peach, pears, or apples, but the original recipe is made with cherries.
One of the most famous Clafoutis recipes is that of Julia Child, so I used her recipe with very few changes to work as a gluten-free option. I hope you will enjoy it as much as my family does!

Ingredients

Yields: 10 pieces

- 1 ¼ cups milk
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 eggs
- Pinch of salt
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ¾ cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
- 3 cups pitted cherries (Check video to see how to pit cherries)
- Icing sugar (for decoration)
- 10 cherries with stems (for decoration)



Method

  1. Heat the oven to 190°C.
  2. Put the eggs, vanilla, and sugar in a bowl.
  3. Use a whisk and beat very well until you get a thick pale batter.
  4. Add the milk gradually while whisking.
  5. Mix the flour with the baking powder and salt.
  6. Start adding the flour mix gradually while whisking.
  7. Grease a cake pan (23 cm diameter).
  8. Put half the batter in the pan and bake in the hot oven for 10 minutes.
  9. Take it out and keep the oven on.
  10. Add the pitted cherries on top of the baked base and top with the remaining batter.
  11. Spread the batter evenly over the cherries.
  12. Put back in the oven and bake for 20-25 more minutes.
  13. Take out the Clafoutis from the oven.
  14. Turn the Clafoutis into the serving plate when still warm.
  15. Sprinkle icing sugar on top and decorate with the whole cherries.
  16. You can serve Clafoutis with cream or Greek yogurt.