Clafoutis

Clafoutis
Clafoutis

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • SUGAR DOUGH

  • (4 10 in. tart shells)

  • 12

    OZ. VERY COLD BUTTER, CUBED

  • 4

    EGGS

  • 6

    OZ. POWDERED SUGAR

  • 1 1/2

    LBS FLOUR

  • 6

    TSP. BAKING POWDER

  • 1

    . Using an electric mixer on med. Speed, mix butter and eggs till butter is reduced to small pieces (it will resemble scrambled eggs).

  • 2

    . Add sugar, incorporate till well mixed, about 30 seconds

  • (mixture may be lumpy and separate, this is normal).

  • 3

    . Continue mixing on med speed and add flour and baking powder. Stop when dough just comes together.

  • 4

    . Remove and divide into 4 discs, may be used immediately or refrigerated or frozen.

Directions

CUSTARD (1 Clafoutis) 1/2 CUP MILK 1 TSP. VANILLA (OR VANILLA BEAN) 2 LARGE EGGS & 2 EGG YOLKS 1/3 GRANULATED SUGAR 1 TBS PASTRY FLOUR (OR REG. FLOUR ADDING A PINCH OF CORNFLOUR) 1 TBS CRÈME FRAICHE OR SOUR CREAM 1. Heat milk in pot till bubbles begin to form on the side, remove then add vanilla. 2. Place eggs and yolks in large bowl, whisk till well blended. Whisk in flour, sugar and crème fraiche. 3. When smooth whisk in hot milk, combine well. 4. Strain through into fine meshed strainer. Strain into bowl or better a large measuring cup with spout. ASSEMBLE 1. Partially bake tart shell in 350 oven (lightly butter the tart shell before placing pastry dough inside), bake for about 5 min. 2. Place cut fruit in a concentrical pattern in the bottom of the tart shell, place the fruit so it fills the shell tightly. 3. Pour the custard into the shell to fill the pan. Bake till custard sets, it should tremble slightly, maybe 20 minutes. 4. Remove and cool. Unmold. Serve warm, sprinkling powdered sugar over it and the plate, garnish with mint leaves, or appropriate garnish. ***Use fruits according to the season, in the Fall plums and pears that have been slightly pre-cooked are a good choice.

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