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18 July 2013

Strawberry Clafoutis

Clafoutis (or clafouti in some English-speaking countries), as my friend was explaining to me in her kitchen in Southern France last year, is a custard-like classic French dessert made with unpitted black cherries.  She had planned a week's menu of classic French dishes, both savory & sweet, down to the correct wines to go with them with the help of her husband. It had been a remarkable food & wine education in their house.

I could hardly contain my excitement in trying out on my own, some recipes I learned as soon as I went back home. One of them was the classic clafoutis with the last black cherries of the season that I found at the market in Rome. From this love of this French dessert, I couldn't wait to make it again this year but the cherry season was still far off and impatience got me so I replaced the cherries with strawberries and added a touch of amaretto liqueur. It was equally delicious!

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