It has been a while since I have posted a recipe…work and life took over a little…
I made this lovely classic french dessert the other day, although traditionally made with black cherries, I replaced them with lovely ripe pears, vanilla and almonds, pure heaven. Extremely quick to make and so so warm and satisfying. Comfort in a bowl!
Pear and vanilla clafoutis.
2 medium pears, peeled and sliced
- 50g ground almonds
- pinch of salt
- 45g self raising flour
- 125g cater sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 egg yolks
- vanilla pod seeds removed or vanilla essence
- 250 ml double cream
- 2 tbsp brandy (optional)
Medium oven proof dish.
Preheat an oven to 160 ̊C. In a mixing bowl, stir the ground almonds, sugar, flour, ginger and salt. In a separate bowl whisk the eggs, egg yolks, cream, brandy and vanilla and pour the mixture over the dry ingredients slowly, stirring well until all the lumps disappear. Butter the baking dish and pour in the batter. Place the sliced pears on the top, sprinkle with caster sugar and bake in the oven for 40 minutes. Lift it out 10 minutes before cooking time ends to scatter some flaked almonds (optional) . Serve with cream or creme fraiche.