Stone-Fruit Clafoutis; Our house is a very, very, very…..?

We finally signed the contract on our house…Newhardware

So, for the curious (you know who you are) have a look.

I have to admit, while going through the photos I was having a serious attack of “What the hell have we done?”

Then I found this close-up I took of the hardware on the windows and I remembered.

The details are there… We just have to dig them out!

Have a look, tour our project…

Any volunteers?

I’ll make a Clafoutis….

Stone-Fruit Clafoutis

3 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup melted butter
1 cup flour
1 cup milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
stone-fruit – plums, peaches, nectarines or any combination of them, pitted and halved
You will need enough to lay, nicely, around the bottom of your baking dish.
My plums were small and I used about 20 of them.
With larger peaches or nectarines you would probably need 10. If they are really large quarter them to lay better – you don’t want them higher than the sides of the baking dish.

Plum Clafouti, Slice

Put the fruit, cut side up, into a buttered glass baking dish, quiche pan or deep pie plate, (or even a round metal cake pan) 10 in. (25cm) in diameter. Pour the batter over the top and bake, 400F (200C) 30-40 minutes. It should be slightly browned and almost completely set in the middle.

Let sit 10 – 15 minutes before slicing and serving. Serve warm, at room temperature or cold.

Note: It’s easier to put the baking dish on a baking tray before you pour the batter over. It’s easier to handle and if you spill it’s on the tray! The center will just barely jiggle when it’s done.

In addition to the above, for the week of August 1, we have Mussels Gratin, Lettuce Soup, Stuffed Mushrooms, Brined and Grilled Pork Loin, Lemon Chicken Salad, Pasta Tapenade, and more…

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Bon Weekend!

15 thoughts on “Stone-Fruit Clafoutis; Our house is a very, very, very…..?”

  1. There is certainly tons of potential in that house – the details are amazing! I love the entry door, the exposed beams, the ironwork (or whatever you call it) on the balcony (and your own bat to boot!) – beautiful. I’ve always thought it would be so neat to be able to fix up an old house! Best of luck to you!!

  2. Congratulations Kate!!! Sure it will be a lot of work, but the house has so much potential and I am sure that you and your hubby will do a fantastic job.

  3. Oh, with a “little” work this will be a juwel. Count me in, I am an expert in kitchen renovating 😉

  4. michelle, I love the idea – but ask me again in 6 months…
    Michelle, it does, indeed, have nice bones…
    Nora, a blank slate…potential… Yup!
    Lydia, I’ll put you down for the month of November…
    Ulrike, how does January sound?
    Zoomie, I must remember to enjoy that view!

  5. Oh, I just took a “Provence” cooking class from a local chef here in Nashville. She showed us how to make a Clafoutis with fresh cherries. Delicious! The French really know how to cook up good grub for sure!

  6. Marie, Thanks… I certainly hope we have fun… at least, a little ;-))
    Lannae – Did they pit the cherries? (they don’t here…)

  7. Katie,
    I love your new house and can see all the ideas you have from your descriptions! Ambitious yes, lots of work OH yes, but I believe so worth it.

  8. Oh My Goodness!
    When this is complete I will make the clafoutis! I think the views are amazing…
    You certainly are brave to take on such a task…I wish you lots of creative energy and the company of many friends to help with the work.

  9. breadchick, we are trying to stay focused on the outcome… but as we get closer the amount of work keeps surfacing it’s ugly head!
    Betty, I’ll look forward to the clafoutis… And ‘From your lips to God’s ear’ about the friends to help…
    But the views are gorgeous – must remember that…

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