My friends insist that “clafoutis” is not a word, but it is! Clafoutis is a French dessert made of fruit and sweet batter. This one is with peaches and blueberries, but any fruits (especially stone fruits like cherries and nectarines) would work. What I like about this particular version is that the batter is pretty mild and not particularly sweet. My neighbor said it was almost like a “pancake baked with fruit” — and it would indeed be tasty for breakfast, even though we had it for dessert one summer night!
You will need:
- 3 T margarine
- 3 T vegetable oil
- 1 c flour
- 1/2 c sugar
- 1 1/2 t baking powder
- 1/4 t salt
- 1 t nutmeg
- 1 c skim milk
- 1 1/2 t vanilla extract
- 3 ripe but firm peaches, pitted and sliced into eight wedges and then halved
- 1 pint blueberries
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Place margarine and oil in a seasoned, cast iron skillet (or substitute a 9×13″ baking pan). Heat in the oven until melted.
- In a large, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and nutmeg.
- Stir in the milk and vanilla.
- Pour the melted margarine mixture into the batter and stir to combine. Batter can be slightly lumpy.
- Pour the batter into the hot pan.
- Spoon peaches and blueberries evenly into the batter.
- Bake approx. 50 minutes, or until the top of the cobbler is browned and the batter around the fruit is completely set.
- Allow to cool at least 15 minutes on a rack before trying to eat.
- Best served warm!
Caution! When this first comes out of the oven, the fruit will be extremely hot!