Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Seasonal Ontario Food's Fruit Clafoutis

Ed. Note: I sort of goofed this post up. I originally wrote it Thursday but wanted to post my Mmm...Canada entry first. But I forgot to change some of the words in the post to reflect the change! I've changed the wording now, but wanted to be ethical and let you know.

Happy Canada Day!

I picked up a pint of blueberries from the grocery store last week, and since then they've just been sitting in the fridge, completely useless. I needed them when I saw them -- had to have them -- but didn't know what to do with them. So Thursday night, with the long weekend fast approaching, and knowing the fruit was likely to spoil over the weekend, I found the perfect recipe: Ferdzy of Season Ontario Food's Fruit Clafoutis.

What I loved about this recipe was its flexibility; you can use a variety of fruits. In my case, I had one lonely pear sitting in the fridge, so I made a blueberry-pear clafoutis. I also didn't have the lemon zest the recipe calls for, so I added a bit of vanilla extract instead to make up for the loss of flavour. The result was wonderful -- sort of like a baked apple pancake (one of my mom's best dishes; you can find a similar recipe here). I've never made clafoutis before and based on the name thought it would be complicated, but I was wrong.

You can check out Ferdzy's lovely recipe here.


Ferdzy July 1, 2008 at 7:25:00 PM EDT  

Well thank you! It's always a thrill when someone makes one of my recipes. Yours looks like it turned out perfectly, and I have to say the combination of blueberries and pears is one I particularly like.

Kait July 2, 2008 at 5:50:00 PM EDT  

Thanks Ferdzy! It was a great recipe. My boyfriend's parents loved it, too.

Parker July 4, 2008 at 2:39:00 PM EDT  

This looks so great and I am in dire need of anit-oxidants from blueberries after a long week at the cottage binging on junk and beer.

I never heard of the term clafoutis? Love learning about new terms and recipes. Thanks.

Hope you had a Happy Canada Day!

Kait July 4, 2008 at 3:22:00 PM EDT  

You too Parker! Try not to feel guilty about the junk food and beer -- I'm pretty sure that's what cottages are all about.

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