Boozy Cherry Clafoutis.
OOOOHHH La la!! Holiday Food Party time and we are going French and celebrating Bastille Day!! When the group was chatting about what holiday to make recipes for next after we posted for Mother's Day, we thought it was a long time between that and Halloween so we wanted to do something and last year we had posted for 4th of July and thought to go a little different. Bastille Day is celebrated all over France (and the world for that matter) and is called French National Day in France, and is always celebrated on the 14th of July. We are celebrating a week early with lots of delicious French desserts so you have plenty of time to decide which to make in time for your celebration! Any holiday that includes decadent French desserts is my kind of holiday!
I went with a Cherry Clafoutis since I have a giant pile of gorgeous cherries and I like saying Clafoutis. This is a pretty easy dessert to make, its similar to a Dutch Baby or German apple pancake, where a batter is blended and its baked in the oven until puffed and golden, sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve. Yum!
The other day on Instagram I posted two versions of my bowl of cherries pics, one dark and moody:
and one light and bright:
And I asked which one people liked better. The light and bright won by a landslide with 134 likes compared to 65 likes. I personally like both, but the light and bright definitely worked better for the final dish images so I went with those. I love cherries and it was amazing that this dessert even got made with my kiddos and my self eating the cherries while I was making it, especially since I needed to test the recipe first!
I had never made this dessert before so I looked around online to see what recipe to use and one was Julia Child's recipe which sounded perfect to make but her version the cherries still had pits in them and I wasn't down for taking bites and having to spit out cherry pits the entire time I was eating. So pitted cherries it was. I saw that each recipe I came across was slightly different than the next so I decided to do a little hybrid of three recipes I found and hope for the best. And I am glad I did because it came out amazing!!
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- ¾ c whole milk
- ½ c heavy cream
- 3 tablespoon Kirsch ( Cherry liqueur)
- 2 tablespoon Amaretto
- 4 large eggs, room temperature
- ½ c plus 2 tablespoon sugar, divided
- ⅔ C cake flour, sifted
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 3 ½ cups pitted dark, sweet cherries.
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Doesn't everything look amazing???