Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Blueberry Clafoutis

Before leaving San Antonio, I tried two new clafoutis recipes. Both were originally gluten-free, but I didn’t have an all-purpose gluten-free flour mix handy so, since I was in fact trying to empty the pantry, I used an equal amount of all-purpose wheat flour.

One was dairy-free and called for ground almonds as well as silken tofu, which I was curious about, but I’ve decided that I didn’t like it nearly as much as regular versions, so I won’t be making it again.

The other was Gluten-Free Girl’s Blueberry Clafoutis, which is adapted from Julia Child’s recipe. I liked this one, and since I didn’t have a gluten-free recipe yet, I’ll be keeping the recipe!

2 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen)
½ tsp. cinnamon
2 Tbsp. honey
1 ¼ cup soy milk (almond milk or lactose-free dairy milk would work, too)
2/3 cup sugar, divided
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
½ tsp. almond extract
1/8 tsp. kosher salt
70 g. (1/2 cup) all-purpose flour (gluten-free if necessary)

Preheat the oven to 350 °F. Grease a deep-dish pie plate.

Toss the blueberries with the cinnamon and honey and let them marinate for a bit. Set aside.

Thrown the soy milk, 1/3 cup sugar, eggs, vanilla, almond extract, salt, and flour into a blender and purée until the batter resembles a somewhat thick pancake batter.

Pour a thin layer of batter onto the bottom of the prepared pie plate. Put it in the oven and let it bake until the layer no longer jiggles when you shake the pan, about 5 minutes. (This will prevent the blueberries from being on the very bottom of the clafoutis.)

Spoon the honeyed blueberries evenly over the bottom layer. Sprinkle on the remaining sugar. Pour in the remaining batter.

Bake until top is golden brown and batter is set, about 45 minutes to 1 hour. The clafoutis will be puffed up when you pull it from the oven and will deflate as it cools.

Serve warm or at room temperature, or even cold.

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