Cyrous brought these beautiful cherries from his family's tree the other day, and the minute I saw them I thought of making a clafoutis. I needed 700g of cherries, and when I placed them on my scale, it was exactly that amount!( click to enlarge photo, and you will see) It was meant to be :)
Traditionally you would NOT pit the cherries for this dessert, because when cooking, the pit gives off an almond flavor to the dessert. I opted to pit them though, because I just didn't feel like accidentally biting one, and chipping my tooth.
Very simple ingredients. Three eggs, 1 cup and 1/4 milk, a teaspoon vanilla extract, and a 1/3 cup sugar. Whisk the wet ingredients into 3/4 plus two tablespoon flour, and then pour it over the cherries.
It said to bake for 40 min. at 350 degrees, but I had to leave it in for close to 55min.
From the same cookbook, I made this warm potato salad, that is more of a meal than a side dish. We used this fancy tuna, roasted cherry tomatoes, small potatoes, and you are suppose to use haricot vert, but our Whole Foods had none, so instead I used asparagus. A nice vinaigrette is made with shallots, white wine vinegar, and grainy mustard. Toast some nice olive bread, and pour yourself a nice glass of rose.
A dusting of confectioners sugar and some vanilla yogurt for the clafoutis, and this is pretty much heaven!