Cherry Clafoutis

by Bryony Harrison (follow)
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A clafoutis is a French pudding made with black cherries covered in a spongey flan-likebatter and originates from the Limousin region. The name clafoutis actually derives from the country's southern spoken language, Occitan, and means 'to fill'. Presumably this meant to fill the cherries with bater, but I like to imagine that it means 'to fill you up'. It is a relatively 'new' dessert, only really coming into popularity in the 19th century, which is quite surprising, because flans have been around since the Middle Ages. Based on the brands I used, each portion is 138 calories.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes
Makes: 6 servings

400g black cherries
100g Xylitol sweetener (or caster sugar if you prefer).
3 large eggs
300ml light soya milk
50g plain flour

Pre-heat the oven to 180 ༠C/ 160 ༠C fan/350 ༠F/4 Gas.
Pit the cherries, place in a baking dish, and sprinkle with 50g sweetener/sugar.
Beat the eggs with 50g sweetener/sugar, and then beat into the flour.
Stir in the milk and pour the mixture over the cherries, then bake in the oven.

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