This recipe for cherry clafoutis is one of the easiest French desserts you can ever make, simply perfect for cherry season and is absolutely amazing. A custard like base and lots of cherries on top, sprinkled with a bit of powdered sugar...Perfect!
20 ounces (600 grams fresh sweet cherries, stemmed and pitted
2 tablespoons (30 grams butter, melted
1 cup (240 milliliters) milk
3/4 cup (100 grams flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (100 grams sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract (or 3 drops of almond essence)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350F (180C). Grease a round 10 inch (26 centimeters) baking dish with butter. Dust with about 2 tablespoons of sugar.
Arrange the cherries in a single layer; set aside until you prepare the batter.
Mix eggs with remaining sugar and salt. Stir in flour. Add milk, vanilla extract, almond extract and mix well until well blended. Add melted butter and stir to combine. The result is similar to crepes mixture.
Pour the mixture over the cherries.
Bake for about 40-45 minutes until puffed and golden brown. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving. Serve warm or chilled.