‘Clafoutis is a rustic French dish with connotations of haze, swaying poplars and tall towers of summer cloud’


300g soft fruits (de-stoned, de-stemmed, chopped if necessary)

2 large eggs

100ml double cream (or full fat creme fraiche)

4 tbsp milk

2 tbsp plain flour

3 tbsp icing sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract Butter (for greasing)


1. Preheat oven to 220Cgas mark 7/200C fan

2. Butter your baking dish

3. Arrange the prepared fruit in the baking dish and warm through in the oven for 2-3 mins

4. Meanwhile combine the rest of the ingredients into a silky batter

5. Turn the oven down to 170C/gas mark 3/150Cfan

6. Remove your baking dish from the oven and slowly pour in the batter, careful not to disturb the layout of your fruits.

7. Bake for 40-45 minutes until golden on top and the batter feels firm to touch with a slight wobble.

The Sentient Baker