Food & Wine (April 2010)
"Clafoutis" (pronounced kla-foo-TEE) is:
A. The name of our dog.
B. An exclamation of surprise in the South.
C. Fruit in batter, baked.
The answer, of course, is C. (We don't even have a dog. But we do sorta like the idea of exclaiming, "Well, kla-foo-TEE!" when we're surprised by something.)
A clafoutis is a French dessert traditionally made with cherries, in which the fruit is placed in a dish, covered in batter, and then baked.
We'd never had a clafoutis, so we can't speak to how it tastes with cherries. We were, however, intrigued by this version of the dessert from Food & Wine that uses raspberries. Their photo, which you can see below, was so beautiful and spring-like, we had to make it when friends came over for dinner last week.