Julia Child was one of my first idols in the kitchen. Her love, passion, and enthusiasm for food and cooking inspired me to become a Chef. This recipe is my ode to her, inspired by her Berry Clafouti recipe, with just a slight change in the cooking process, and I also add a small pinch of baking powder for a little extra fluffiness.
Clafoutis is a baked French dessert consisting of fruits arranged in a buttered dish and covered with a thick flan-like batter, dusted with powdered sugar and served warm. This dessert will take you less than 10 minutes to prep, it is super easy. Just pop all ingredients in a blender, add to a baking dish, and bake! It is also super delicious served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
“Learn how to cook — try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!” – Julia Child
Prep time: 10min - Cook time: 50min - Total time: 60min
4 tablespoons melted butter
1 and 1/4 cups milk
2/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup + 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups berries, rinsed and well-drained
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly dush the berries in 1 tablespoon of flour.
Place the milk, 1/3 cup granulated sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt, baking powder, and 1 cup flour in a blender. Blend until smooth and frothy, about 1 minute.
Lightly butter a medium-size baking dish at least 1 1/2 inches deep.
Pour half of the batter in the baking dish. Spread half of the berries over the batter and sprinkle on half of the remaining granulated sugar. Pour on the rest of the batter, the rest of the berries over the batter and sprinkle on the remaining granulated sugar.
Place in the center of the oven and bake about 45-50 minutes, until the top is puffed and browned and a toothpick comes out clean.
Serve warm, topped with powdered sugar.