Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk Clafoutis Recipe

Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk Clafoutis Recipe

 Clafoutis Closeup

I have a problem. When fruit is on sale, I buy it. It doesn’t matter if I am going out of town soon, or if I already have fruit at home, or even if I know my husband doesn’t like said fruit. There is something intrinsically Californian about having great access to amazing fruit, and I take full advantage of the privilege.

And that’s how I came to be in possession of 3 lbs of blueberries on the brink of being inedible. What’s a girl to do? There are only so many blueberry pancakes a girl can eat!

Solution? Blueberry Clafoutis.

This tasty dish is incredibly simple to prepare and assemble, just one mixing bowl and a pie pan. Top with some freshly whipped cream and voilá, a creamy, fruity sweet treat.

Powdered Clafoutis

Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk Clafoutis

Serves 8. Recipe inspired by Yahoo! Food

ingredients 

  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 – 2 cups Blueberries
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 ¼ cups Buttermilk
  • ⅓ cup Almond Flour
  • 2 tbsp All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Lemon Extract
  • ¼ tsp Sea Salt
  • Powdered Sugar for dusting

instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375.
  2. Grease a glass pie pan with the butter, then sprinkle generously with 1 tbsp of sugar. Arrange the blueberries in a single layer in the pie pan.
  3. In a large mixing bowl whisk the half cup of sugar, eggs, buttermilk, flours, extracts, and salt until completely smooth.
  4. Gently pour the custard evenly over the blueberries. Bake for 50-55 minutes until set in the center and a tester comes out clean.
  5. Allow to cool, then sift powdered sugar over the clafoutis. Serve.

Blueberry Clafoutis

City Girl Berry Cobbler Recipe

City Girl Berry Cobbler Recipe

Cobbler Closeup

 

Some recipes can transport you back to a specific time or place in your life, the sheer memory conjuring another time. Most people would associate a cobbler with home, matriarchs, or summer. Me? I associate this cobbler with being poor, living in the city, and working way too much. The simplicity of the ingredients meant that we could make this on a whim with what was already in the kitchen. After a long day at the office, or a really bad date, this recipe warmed out souls and convinced us we were eating healthy, even though that is simply not true.

All of the ingredients are adjustable. You can pick any fruit, fresh or frozen. You can use milk, heavy cream, buttermilk, whatever you have in the house.

City Girl Cobbler

Serves 8. Recipe care of Melissa, care of The Fannie Farmer Baking Book

ingredients

  • 1 ¾ cup Flour
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 6 tbsp Butter, chilled and in pieces
  • ½ cup Sugar, plus more for fruit
  • ¾ cup Cream or Milk
  • 6 cups Fresh or Frozen Fruit or combination of fruits (I used frozen blueberries for this photoshoot)

Immature Cobblerinstructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and butter a 3 quart baking dish.
  2. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly.
  3. Add sugar and blend. Stir in cream with a fork. Knead dough 5-6 times until just combined.
  4. Sweeten fruit to taste and put into prepared baking dish.
  5. Place dough on top of fruit in spoonfuls and bake 40-50 min until brown and toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Garnish with cream and serve warm.

 

 

Cobbler on a Spoon

City Girl Cobbler