En français ici.
Today we have Sunday Baking Returns. I haven't been doing weekend baking for a while, partly because I haven't been so much in the mood for sweets, partly because there are few good fruits around this time of year to inspire me. In fact what inspired me this week was D. sending a recipe to my inbox and insisting that I make it. The recipe comes from the talented Nathalie, whose blog Clopin-clopant is worth spending some time exploring (if you speak a little French) and whose book, Sortie de route, I thoroughly enjoyed. She's also published a collection of short stories that's waiting for me to dig in. And on top of all that she's a good cook, you ask? Well apparently so, because I tried this recipe and it's delicious!
(The measurements are translated so pardon me if they're a little strange.)
2.7 oz flour (a heaping 1/2 cup)
1 cup milk
4.2 oz sugar (about 3/4 cup -- she used castor, I used 1/2 dark brown, 1/2 white. I like the richness brown sugar gives it and it goes nicely with the banana)
2 Tbsp butter, melted
2 apples, peeled and cut into small pieces
2 bananas, peeled and cut into slices
Preheat the oven to 190C/375F.
Butter a pie or tart pan and lay the pieces of fruit in a generous layer at the bottom. Mix together the other ingredients in a bowl and pour over the fruit.
Bake for 40-45 minutes until the clafouti is set and the fruit is golden on top. It will rise, but don't worry that's normal and it falls when it comes out of the oven -- that's normal too.