Grand Marnier strawberry clafoutis

8 Sep

 

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Many moons ago, when The Hungry Dad and I were on our honeymoon, we discovered a dessert that our hotel offered as part of their breakfast buffet. Clafoutis, a simple raspberry-and-egg-type-baked-custard dish, was part of the offering each day. And each day a certain newly-minted husband consumed his body weight in it.

Eagle-eyed readers may recall that The Hungry Dad’s passion for custard is all encompassing. So much so, that when we were planning our wedding cake, I recall asking for his input. He wanted to do away with the cake and just have a massive bowl of custard. #YeahNo

I recently had a surplus of fresh strawberries in the fridge and was wondering what to do with them. I recalled our honeymoon breakfast/dessert and decided to swap the traditional raspberries for strawberries.

strawberries

Just for good luck I added a splash of Grand Marnier, an orange-based liquor that marries perfectly with fresh berries.

If you have frozen raspberries and want to make a more traditional clafoutis just add them in frozen, no need to defrost.

I daresay that The Hungry Dad will be licking his chops in anticipation of this Grand Marnier strawberry clafoutis dessert, which I am willing to beat he will consume for his first meal of the day tomorrow AKA breakfast of champions. There is only a soupcon of sugar here so on balance it really isn’t the worst breakfast food in the world.

GATHER:

350 grams strawberries, hulled and halved – or quartered if they are really big

2 tablespoons Grand Marnier liqueur

1 teaspoon caster sugar

125 grams plain flour

50 grams caster sugar, extra

3 eggs, whisked lightly

300 mL milk

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LET’S GET TO IT:

Place strawberries in a glass or ceramic bowl then add in the Grand Marnier and the 1 teaspoon caster sugar. Gently mix and set aside for 30-60 minutes to let the flavours meld.

Preheat oven to 180C.

Spray a glass or ceramic pan with non-stick baking cooking spray.

Tip in strawberries in.

In a bowl whisk together extra caster sugar and flour, then beat in the eggs. Slowly add the milk, stirring with a silver spoon until everything is combined then pour over strawberries.

Bake for 35 minutes – it should be lightly golden and puffy.

Serve warm, or at room temperature, with cream.

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14 Responses to “Grand Marnier strawberry clafoutis”

  1. youthfoodblog September 8, 2016 at 4:41 pm #

    The strawberries make this desert so healthy!

  2. Jess September 9, 2016 at 1:28 am #

    I’ve always been curious about clafoutis; it’s the texture I’m most interested in. This looks yummy 🙂

    • The Hungry Mum September 12, 2016 at 7:58 am #

      It is not as wobbly as custard but it is squishier than cake, if that makes sense 🙂 Most importantly, it tastes soooo good!

  3. Laura @ Feast Wisely September 9, 2016 at 7:24 am #

    Very timely recipe for me Hungry Mum as I bought 3 punnets for only $5 earlier this week and I need a way to use them quickly!

    • The Hungry Mum November 12, 2016 at 11:47 am #

      I am so happy when strawberry season is here – cheap berries for all!

  4. Amanda September 9, 2016 at 8:55 am #

    Well snap – I made a clafoutis last weekend! I put figs and ginger in mine, but I think the traditional French version uses cherries.
    It’s a deliciously simple dessert that people seem to love.
    I should remember to make it more often.

    • The Hungry Mum September 9, 2016 at 6:22 pm #

      Great minds and all that! I thought it was raspberries but I think you are right – cherries are traditional. But who wants tradition when when there’s fun to be had by mixing things up 🙂

  5. Shari September 14, 2016 at 11:04 am #

    This looks so good! I would love to eat it for breakfast or dessert or anything inbetween. 🙂

    • The Hungry Mum September 14, 2016 at 4:18 pm #

      You and the Hungry Dad would get along like a house on fire 🙂

  6. chocolatesuze September 15, 2016 at 2:13 pm #

    ahhh I love berry season, your strawberry clafoutis sounds like the perfect summer dessert!

    • The Hungry Mum September 15, 2016 at 4:18 pm #

      Maybe with a glass of Pimms? I love that stuff.

  7. matthewsmithbnpparibas September 29, 2016 at 4:16 am #

    It looks really delicious!

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