Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Footie Clafoutis

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.

Apple Clafoutis
serves 2

4 crisp red or green apples, cored, sliced, skin on
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
120g caster sugar
2 eggs
100ml double cream
50ml milk
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...


  1. This looks absolutely fantastic! Apples are perfect for winter baking :)

  2. Perfect comfort food for the Winter or a Wallopping. Savoury would be interesting. :)

  3. Perfect dish for this time of the year as well. Looks great!

  4. Sounds like the perfect easy and adaptable winter recipe - and I might have to make double the quantity with all the yelling at refs we've been doing!

  5. LOVE! That looks so simple and yet elegant.

  6. Such an ideal winter dessert. Something about hot apples, warm custard, and oh yes, hot cakey batter that whispers comfort food :)

  7. I've only made clafoutis with cherries. Gotta change that! The apples look so wonderful and autumn!

  8. Hahaha love the little "foutis" and "footie" word play! Sugar + apples + warm pudding = great winter dish!

  9. Yay for apples and cinnamon. Its sort of like an open apple pie. How good. What a great idea of cooking up a storm before sitting down to the soccer. At least North Korea got whipped worse than us :)

  10. After that loss - yes we do need to eat something as comforting as this - I think we need to send some to North Korea? LOL! Love the first shot - it is stunning!

  11. I LOVE clafoutis! such an easy yum recipe

  12. I've never had clafoutis before, but this looks really good! And I love apples in baked desserts too =]

  13. Phew the footie was for soccer! I was wondering where the feet came into it! :P

  14. This looks delicious! It reminds me of cobbler...what is the difference?


  15. Footie Clafoutis LOL Very cute!! Though a bit alarming at first read!

    I've only had cherry clafoutis but you've convinced me on the apple!

  16. Ohhh yummy.
    seriously yummy

  17. I am currently drinking a hot cup of tea and wishing I have a slice of this in my other hand :(

  18. Poor little Socceroos. At least your Clafoutis would take some of the pain away :) And how super-easy is this to whip up? Awesome.