Thursday, July 12, 2007

A Simple Dessert

I tried a new dessert tonight. As usual, it was one I'd had my eye on for a while. It had been torn from a magazine and has been living in the ugly binder for some time but it still had the details of the magazine and the date it was published. I think that tells you how long I've been thinking about making this one. It also tells you how much I procrastinate!

Caramelised Apple Clafoutis
from The Australian Women's Weekly, June 2004

6 medium (900g) apples (I used Granny Smith)
50g unsalted butter
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup caster sugar
1/3 cup plain flour
1/3 cup self raising flour
4 eggs, beaten lightly
2/3 cup milk
2/3 cup cream
80g unsalted butter, melted, extra
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 Preheat oven to moderate hot (200 degrees Celsius). Grease a shallow 2.5 litre (10 cup) capacity ovenproof dish.

2. Peel, core and halve apples; cut each half into four wedges

3. Melt the butter in a large frying pan; cook apple, stirring, for about 5 minutes or until browned lightly. Add the brown sugar; cook, stirring for about 5 minutes or until the mixture thickens slightly. Place the apple mixture into prepared dish; cool for 5 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, combine caster sugar and flours in a medium bowl; ,make a well in the centre. Gradually whisk in combined remaining ingredients until smooth. Pour batter over apple mixture; bake, uncovered in a moderately hot oven for about 40 minutes. Serve hot with double cream and dust with icing sugar, if desired. (We had it with ice-cream).


Ellie said...

I really need to get off my hiney and try making a clafoutis - I always see recipes for them and hear about how wonderful and easy they are but I just haven't tried it yet!

Red Dirt Mummy said...

It's really easy, Ellie. And while I wouldn't put it on 'must have' list it was quite nice.

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