When you think of summer what food comes to mind? Watermelon? Ripe tomatoes? Sweet corn? Mostly I think of fresh, ripe fruit and vegetables. I also think of wandering around the Farmers’ Markets and seeing all the fresh fruit and veggies. Ah…summer. Read more
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Clafoutis definition: Baked French dessert of fruit, traditionally black cherries, arranged in a buttered dish, and covered with a thick flan-like batter. The Clafoutis is dusted with powdered sugar, served warm and sometimes served with cream.
Gesundheit: used to wish good health, especially to one who has just sneezed.
I have made Clafoutis before, but with peaches or berries, which I guess isn’t really, technically, a clafoutis. I also read somewhere that traditional Clafoutis are made with the pits still in the cherries. When I discovered that we had no cherry pitter in the house and I couldn’t find one in a couple of stores I looked in, I felt like leaving the pits in.
I mentioned last post that a friend of my youngest son had brought us about 12 luscious peaches. We quickly put them to good use. The first meal was a peach salad with thyme and blue cheese and steak and pecans. It was delicious.
Yes!Chef! said we had to make a dessert with some of the peaches, so I found a very interesting tart from the same link I gave in the last post. This recipe looked so interesting, that I couldn’t resist. And I still had peaches left over.
Berries are a good way to celebrate summer. Ice Cream always says summer. Add summertime Basil and you can make yourself a yummy summertime dessert that encompasses all three flavors plus a surprise crumble on top. I mean, seriously, how can you resist this?