By Danielle French

Clafoutis – or things to do with currants!

This is one of my favourite summer desserts. It can be made with literally any kind of berry. It is delicate, elegant and so easy to make. It is a lovely company dessert.I love it just slightly warm and sprinkled with powdered sugar. It is delicious. 

Here is my version:

1 1/2 cups milk
6 eggs
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
¼ cup butter melted
1 cup flour
2-3 cups washed berries

Preheat the oven to 350. Butter a cast iron 9” pan or use a deep dish pie dish at least 1 ½ inches deep.

In a bowl, beat the eggs about 2 minutes with a whisk. Add the sugar, vanilla and butter and milk. Beat again until everything is light and fluffy. Add the flour in over 3 stages mixing thoroughly between each addition. This is a thin dough like a crepe. It will puff up like a soufflé and fall as it cools. The taste will still be delicious.

Add the berries to the pan and pour the egg mixture over the berries. Bake for approximately 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned and puffy.

Serve room temperature or slightly warmed up with whipped cream and a sprinkle of powdered sugar.

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