Clafouti is a Malagasy fruity dessert that has a strong French influence. The name may sound ambiguous, but it is simply a dessert with a layer of fruits like cherries topped with batter then baked until golden brown. Its sweet, tasty fruity flavor is so addictive.
The fruity aroma fills the room and maybe tempting. You will be forgiven if you can’t wait for it to cool down. But the best part is, it can be eaten warm, cold or at room temperature. Regardless of how you enjoy it, you will experience an unforgettable experience.
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The dessert has been around for years, and before we get to cooking, get to know about its history.
History of Malagasy Clafouti
Malagasy Clafouti dates back to the 19th century. The dessert originated from South Central France in the Limousin region. Its name comes from the Occitan word ‘clafir’, which means “to fill”.
The popular dessert spread fast to other France regions and across its borders. Malagasy was a French colony, and its desserts and cuisine have a French influence. You can use different tart fruits depending on the season and your preference.
It is recommended to be served at the end of meals and is an excellent pick for your guests. Its taste is incredible and will have your guests smack their lips while giving their taste buds an orgasmic feeling.
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So if you are planning for a party and would like to give your guests that unforgettable experience, you need to start practicing early to avoid any disappointments. Though the recipe is straightforward, you need to practice for great results.
And below is a lowdown of how to prepare yours. Keep reading.
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup almonds
1tbsp almond extract
2 cups of tart pie cherries (drained)
1 cup golden raisins
½ cup Tahitian vanilla bean
1 cup whole milk
½ cup granulated sugar
4tbsp unsalted butter (melted)
- Clean your tart pie cherries and place them in a bowl.
- Sift your flour and transfer it to an electric mixer. Add salt, and mix at low speed.
- Add Tahitian beans into a food processor and a quarter of the milk and blend until smooth. Pour the mixture into the mixer and continue mixing for two minutes.
- In a separate bowl, put your sugar and butter and whisk together for an even mixture. Transfer to the mixer and continue mixing.
- Pour the milk and mix at medium speed.
- Beat eggs one at a time, ensuring you mix at every stage.
- Grease your baking pan. Add your cherries, almonds, raisins and distribute them evenly in the baking pan.
- Preheat the oven up to 4000 F
- Pour the batter over the fruits and bake for half an hour or until the edges and Clafouti is golden brown.
- Place on a cooling rack and dust confectioners’ sugar before serving.
Enjoy your Malagasy Clafouti after meals without any accompaniment.