Posts Tagged ‘Clafoutis’

If you come visit us right now you’d better like raspberries!!!

A basket of fresh raspberries

Fresh Raspberries

This spell of hot and dry weather seems to have really suited them.  Not my strawberries though – we’ve had a really poor crop of them…

So I’m devising all sorts of ways to use up raspberries.  We’ve made jam.  We’ve frozen some for the winter.  They’ve been had for breakfast.  They’ve been included in chocolate cake (more about that later!).

This is one of the ways I used them.  You can in fact use any fruit at all – whatever fruit you like.

This is probably not strictly a ‘clafoutis’ as it does have a pastry base.  I’ve made it before without the pastry base – but we’ve decided we prefer a pastry base.

It is entirely up to you whether to include a pastry base or not.

Raspberry Clafoutis

Raspberry Clafoutis


  • 3 eggs
  • 3 oz granulated sugar
  • 3 oz spelt flour
  • 9 fl oz milk
  • c 1 lb of fruit in season – strawberries, raspberries, cherries – or a mix!


Preheat oven to 200 deg. C.

Line a flan tart with the pastry – mine is about 10 inch diameter

Whisk your eggs and sugar together until creamy, add the flour and milk.

Line the pastry (or tart case) with your preferred fruit.   Pour the mixture into the dish.  Bake in the oven for about 40 – 45 minutes – it should be set in the middle.

This is delicious served warm, but equally nice the next day served cold.  I served it with home-made icecream




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It is (almost) just as well that we have had monsoon like weather this weekend!  I have spent nearly the whole weekend in the kitchen.

As the rain has been pouring down here, we have taken any opportunity when it stops to rush out and gather some more fruit and/or vegetables.

So far this past week, we have harvested



converted to Lemon Cake a la Daily Spud and just a couple of pots of Raspberry Jam, and a yummy Clafoutis.

Raspberry & Blackcurrant Clafoutis



and more redcurrants

a total of 12 lbs!  An awful lot of them!  So there’s been Redcurrant Jelly and another Lemon Cake! Pounds and pounds put in freezer for later in the year and some shared with En Route. Anyone got any nice recipes for Redcurrants to share?


There’s Blackcurrant Schnapps, home-made Ribena from a Ballymaloe recipe, and Blackcurrant Jam and a few thrown into that Clafoutis.  And there are still 2 more bushes to be harvested!

Blackcurrant Jam

Home-made Ribena


They’re now a Gingered Gooseberry Chutney using a recipe I haven’t tried before from Denis Cotter’s book Wild Garlic, Gooseberries and me!


Gingered Gooseberry Chutney

And then the highlight of the weekend…. and I’m not sure you would describe this as part of ‘harvesting’…. but we had the first of our own duck for dinner last night!

It was amazing, best duck ever!

Just roasted simply with some honey and herbs (again from a Ballymaloe recipe) and served with salad – all from our own garden – and some new potatoes.

Roast Duck

Salad from the garden

So how has your weekend been?

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