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    Blackberry Clafoutis

    A fruity French dessert with a crunchy caramelised top.

    Difficulty

    Easy

    Serves

    3-6 people

    Prep Time

    10 minutes

    Cooking Time

    30 minutes

    "There are days, even in Spring, when I need something comforting. I don't necessarily feel like cooking or eating the sometimes heavy and stodgy winter puddings, but I still want something a little sweet, a little sticky and a little warming - especially on days when Spring doesn't live up to its promises. This is where a Clafoutis is perfect. A Clafoutis is a French dessert which is traditionally made with black cherries and covered with a batter that is similar to a flan. However, I've decided to put a little bit of a twist on it. I've used blackberries instead of cherries as they're tartiness works really well with the sweetness of the batter. I've also decided to use soya yogurt, which means (if you don't mind a tiny smidgen of butter) this is also suitable if you're lactose intolerant. Finally, contrary to tradition, I decided to "give the top a grilling", meaning that I have caramelised the sugar which makes the top crunchy before revealing the soft layer underneath. This dish is best served warm and you can also add a dash of cream to it. So, if all this sounds tempting, here's how it's done."

    Here's what you'll need...

    • 450g fresh Blackberries
    • 400g Vanilla Soya Yogurt
    • 100g Ground Almonds
    • 150g sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
    • 3 large eggs
    • 3 level tbsp flour
    • Butter for greasing

    Here's how it's done... Step 1

    Preheat your oven to 200C. Beat the eggs and sugar until smooth. Add the flour and mix.

     

    Step 2

    Now add the ground almonds, again, mix until well combined. Next, add the yogurt and mix again.

     

    Step 3

    Grease three small pie dishes with the butter and lay out the blackberries. Maybe keep some for decoration if served to guests.

    Pour the egg mixture over the blackberries until all divided. Transfer to oven and bake for 25 minutes.

     

    Step 4

    After 25 minutes, sprinkle the extra sugar on top, return to your oven and switch to "grill" to caramelise the top.

     

     

    Serve hot or cold.

     

     

    That's it! I hope you like this treat and you might try it soon.

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