I'm always veganizing recipes that I love...so...I'm working my way
through all of the amazing recipes in Julia Child's
Mastering the Art of French Cooking...
...making a Vegan Version of each one...... sometimes successfully - sometimes not...Recipe Count 292/524 (from Julie's count)...but really 659

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

VEGAN CLAFOUTI

[Cherry Flan] ...Julia describes this dish as 'peasant food'...and 'about as simple a dessert to make as you can imagine'...

...it is just a pancake batter poured over fruit in a fireproof dish and baked in the oven...so...so simple...

...there are several different variations (really just changing the fruit) of this recipe...I've already done the Vegan Clafouti aux Mûres...the Blackberry Flan...

...Julia doesn't really explain why she calls this a flan...I typically think of a flan as more like a pudding than a pancake...
...you can see the Blackberry version for more detail on the pancake batter...but basically you start with some cherries...and add some sugar...
...then you put a thin layer of your batter in a pyrex dish and heat it until it sets...
...then spoon over your fruit...
...and cover with more of the pancake batter...
...Julia says the clafouti is done when it is puffed and browned...and a knife inserted comes out clean...
...it's a perfect accompaniment to our afternoon tea...
...as far as texture goes...I think it falls somewhere between cake and pudding...and you serve it by sort of scooping it out...not slicing it like you would a cake...
...a pretty jumble of tasty fruit and fluffy cake...
...delicious...not too sweet...although Julia says you can serve it with powdered sugar...we did not...

Substitutions:

Earth Balance for Butter
Soy Milk for milk
Flax Seed Goo for Eggs

Recipe here: Mastering the Art of French Cooking pp. 655 - 656

2 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, i remember your last clafoutis - this is a comfort dessert for sure.

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