Saturday, at the Farmer’s market, I couldn’t resist a whole flat of organic Albion strawberries for just $10! This week will surely be filled with delicious strawberry treats- starting with a strawberry clafoutis. Clafoutis is a fantastic French dessert traditionally made with cherries, although I seem to recall my grandmother making a version with French prunes, pits and all.

Fresh Organic Albion Strawberries

Look how organic my strawberries are! I've got a little visitor to wash off.

Flour, Sugar, Orange Flower Water for Clafoutis

Since I was flush with ripe beautiful berries, I decided to combine a few of my favorite things, strawberries, vanilla, and flowers in this lovely homey French dessert. It’s a double dose of vanilla with both Tahitian vanilla extract and vanilla bean in the batter. The strawberries come from, well, strawberries, and the flowers come from orange flower water. I would love to garnish this with real orange blossoms, that would be just beautiful, but alas, I’ve got none, but I always have orange flower water- it just tastes (and smells) divine. You’ll see I was pretty crazy for this, there are lots of pictures, I hope you don’t mind.

Strawberry Orange Blossom Clafoutis

So, here it is: Strawberry Orange Blossom Clafoutis- sweet, simple, and delicious.

  • INGREDIENTS
  • 1 ¼ c milk
  • ¾ c flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • ½ c granulated sugar
  • ½ tbsp vanilla extract
  • ½ large vanilla bean
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 tablespoons orange flower water (or more to taste)
  • 1 ½ c fresh ripe strawberries
  • 1 tbsp confectioner’s sugar
  • butter for greasing

Strawberry Orange Blossom Clafoutis

  • INSTRUCTIONS
  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Grease an oval 2-quart baking/gratin dish then dust with a bit of sugar
  • Hull and halve your strawberries then toss in a bowl with corn starch and set them cut side down in the baking dish & set aside
  • Scrape the vanilla bean, well to get all the yummy vanilla bits out*
  • Crack your eggs then dump into your blender **
  • Now, dump all other ingredients EXCEPT confectioners sugar into your blender and give a few spins until neatly blended together.
  • Pour the batter over the berries and pop into your preheated oven
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes until a knife comes out clean
  • Sprinkle with confectioners sugar and eat warm
  • *You can save the pod of your bean and set into a jar of sugar or sea salt to make vanilla sugar or vanilla salt!
  • ** I always crack my eggs into a separate bowl just in case I get a little shell. That way it’s easy to do damage control- and did you know that the easiest way to get shell out is to use a piece of shell to fish it out?

Strawberry Orange Blossom Clafoutis

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kristin October 1, 2010 at 4:52 AM

YUM! i want some right now, for breakfast! the pictures are beautiful- makes me wanna reach through the computer for a strawberry

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Sarah MacLaughlin October 1, 2010 at 10:28 AM

Um, OMG, WOW! I am drooling…

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