Dark sweet cherry clafoutis

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I recently had a craving for meatloaf with sour cherries but couldn’t find the cherries I needed. I ended up buying frozen dark sweet cherries and made the sauce myself. As I had some cherries left I decided to make dark sweet cherry clafoutis as well.

Cherry clafoutis is a really easy and quick dessert to make. You don’t need to fiddle with pastry, just mix a few ingredients and pour it over the cherries. You can of course use fresh cherries as well (if in season), but I would recommend removing the pit. I once ate a clafoutis that had the cherry pits still in it and it was just unpleasant to eat.

If you are using frozen cherries I would recommend adding a bit more flour to compensate for the juices/water that might come off the frozen ones as they are baking.

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Ingredients

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400g black cherries (frozen or fresh, add an extra 15g of flour when using frozen)
80g all-purpose flour
1/2teaspoon baking powder
65g caster sugar
3 large eggs
300ml milk
8g vanilla sugar
Additional
Icing sugar

Directions

1.
Preheat the oven to 200°C Fan
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2.
Rub some butter along the bottom and sides of your pie
Spread the cherries across the pie dish.
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3.
Mix eggs and sugars
Add the milk, mix again and add the flour and baking powder.
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4.
Pour the mixture over the cherries
Place in the oven for 20-25 minutes.
Sprinkle some icing sugar on top and serve as is or with ice cream, whipped cream or custard.
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