Plum & Almond Clafoutis

All the plums we have on our tree, led me to a wonderful recipe I made a couple of years a go – Plum and Almond Clafoutis – originally from Limousin, in France. The dish’s name comes from Occitan and means ‘to fill up’.

Ingredients ;
60g butter
500g plums (halved & stoned)
100g sugar
2 eggs separated
3 tbsp plain flour
1 tsp vanilla essence
120ml double cream
50g chocolate chips
1 tbsp ground almond
Icing sugar to dust
1 cake tin (about 23 cm)

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1) Turn the oven on to gas mark 4 / 180 C.
2) Rub butter around cake tin, and then melt rest in pan. When it bubbles, add half the sugar and the plums. Let bubble (but not boil)….

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….before tipping them in to the cake tin.
3) Whisk egg yolks and the rest of the sugar until fluffy…

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4) Fold in the flour, vanilla essence and almonds….

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5) In a separate bowl whisk the egg whites with a pinch of salt until they form ‘peaks’..

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6) …fold them in to the almond batter mix….

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7) Add the cream, and then pour this over the plums…

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8) Scatter the chocolate chips over the top….

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…and pop tin in to the oven for around 30 minutes.
9) The batter will puff up in the heat, and it will turn a golden brown…

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10) …leave to cool for ten minutes and dust with icing sugar..

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….and EAT!
SO delicious – especially with cream! 😉

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