A clafoutis: can be eaten while watching the World Cup foutis (aka 'the footie').
A clafoutis can also be savoury or sweet, and usually consists of stewed fruit or vegetables under a crusty or crumbly topping. I found this sweet recipe in the back of Jamie magazine (the one with the lamb shanks), and it's the perfect thing to throw together before settling in for a night of World Cup action - it's also great comfort food for when your team gets walloped 4-blot by Germany.
4 crisp red or green apples, cored, sliced, skin on
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
120g caster sugar
100ml double cream
30ml melted butter
60g plain flour
Warm custard, to serve
1. Preheat oven to 190 deg C.
2. In a pan, melt 25g butter, then add the apples and cinnmon. Cook for a 5-6 minutes, turning the apples until they are golden.
3. Place the apples in 2 round 12cm ovenproof dishes.
4. In a bowl, whisk the caster sugar, with the eggs until thick and creamy. Add cream, milk, melted butter and flour, and mix until combined.
5. Place the batter on top of the apples. Bake for 7-8 minutes or until golden.
6. Serve the clafoutis warm with custard.
Recipe adapted from Jamie magazine.
Ingredients, including 2 red and 2 green apples; cooking the fruit in cinnamon and butter; the stewed apples ready for baking; fresh out of the oven.
Serve the clafoutis with some warm custard.
And all that sweet sugary goodness will give you lots of energy for yelling at and berating the incompetent referee when he gives out another red card...