Cherry & White Chocolate Clafoutis
Cherry & White Chocolate Clafoutis

Cherry & White Chocolate Clafoutis

If I said to you, “make a dish using two key ingredients, chocolate and cherries”, what would you make? I pondered this question for a few days as these were the key ingredients given for “The Chocolate Party” hosted by Roxana’s Home Baking.

I wanted to make a delicious warming winter dessert. I knew I would have to use canned cherries as fresh are now out of season.

Junior Masterchef Cherry & White Chocolate Clafoutis

Junior Masterchef Cherry & White Chocolate Clafoutis

I have made Clafoutis before and started to wonder if white chocolate could be added to this classic French dessert. The more I thought about the white chocolate melting through the delicious light baked custard the more I knew this would be the dessert for me!

I was preparing to bake my usual Clafoutis recipe adding the two key ingredients when I stumbled across Gary Mehigan’s recipe from the Junior Masterchef series for Cherry and White Chocolate Clafoutis. So it seemed that this combination of ingredient had been tried before in a Clafoutis. Greg’s version had some lovely sounding inclusions such as orange juice and lemon zest so I decided this would be the recipe for me.

White Chocolate and Cherry Clafoutis w Custard LR

White Chocolate and Cherry Clafoutis w Custard LR

If you have been reading Gourmet Getaways for a while, you may know that I can never just “make a recipe” verbatim. It’s a curse! So I have made some minor adjustments and simplified the process. I also didn’t make the lovely side dishes which Gary suggested as accompaniments, so for a more elaborate version have a look at the masterchef site.

Cherry & White Chocolate Clafoutis
Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Author: Julie
Serves: 3
A deliciously warming dessert, creamy and sweet!
Ingredients
  • Lining the moulds
  • 50g butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • Filling
  • 55g plain flour
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 80ml milk
  • 100 ml cream
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 50g white chocolate, coarsely grated or choc bits
  • Marinated cherries
  • 350gm pitted cherries drained
  • 1 Tbsp caster sugar
  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180C.
  2. Brush three 250 ml capacity shallow serving dishes with the melted butter. Sprinkle evenly with sugar shaking to cover. Shake out excess sugar. Set aside.
  3. Drain the cherries and combine cherries, sugar and orange juice in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  4. Add the flour, salt, egg, egg yolk, lemon rind and vanilla bean paste to a medium bowl and whisk until smooth.
  5. Combine milk and cream in a small jug and gradually whisk into mixture 1/2 at a time.
  6. Next add the sugar and orange juice, stir until combined.
  7. Drain the marinated cherries.
  8. Spoon the fruit into prepared dishes evenly. Add the chocolate to each of the dishes.
  9. Pour over the batter until each dish is 3/4 full.
  10. Place in preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until tops are golden.
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Now, just so you can have a laugh at my clumsiness I have to add a little side note. On the way to take the photo’s for this story I dropped two out of three of the desserts! Yep!! They smashed on the tiles and all was lost, beautiful dishes and all!!

Cherry Clafoutis w White Chocolate

Cherry Clafoutis w White Chocolate

The only one remaining was the “Ugly duckling” that I had left on the kitchen bench!!

So for dessert we shared one cherry and white chocolate Clafoutis amongst four people. Needless to say I will be making this again very soon!

Cherry & White Chocolate Clafoutis

Serving Cherry & White Chocolate Clafoutis

…oh and I had to keep Anais away from the smashed ones on the floor, while I went and got a cloth to clean up… she was prepared to eat it off the floor!

Cherry & White Chocolate Clafoutis

Cherry & White Chocolate Clafoutis

This is a link up so please take a look below at all the other delicious Chocolate and Cherry desserts below posted by my fellow participants. This months Chocolate Party was hosted by Roxana’s Home Baking and myself.

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Comments

  1. Oh this does look like a winter warmer. And I love the sound of the flavour combination!

  2. ooh this looks delicious! i think ill snuggle up on the couch and some tv aand enjoy it!

  3. Yum yum yum yum yum yum yum yum yum!!!!

  4. For an uguly ducking, it’s gorgeous! Sorry to hear about the others and the dishes – it totally sounds like something I would do!

  5. Whoa, what a gorgeous dessert, Julie!!! I’ve never thought about adding chocolate to a clafoutis, but you’ve created one exquisite dessert!

  6. I’d probably say you were making black forrest, but i like the look of this… need more clafoutis in my life. It’s fun to say too 😛

  7. That white chocolate dripping in is da MONEY SHOT! lol.. such a clever recipe.. I might do this but with dark chocolate! Wheeeeee

  8. This clafoutis look decadent and very scrumptious!!! I wish I was there to dig my spoon in…

  9. Looks so elegant, Julie. Absolutely beautiful and delicious sounding.

  10. This looks Uh-Mazing! Love the individual serving size. I would be all over this treat.

  11. Beautiful calfoutis!

  12. You’ve elevated the chocolate party with your presence, Julie. Your clafoutis looks and sounds divine! Thank you for sharing the how-to so others can replicate this deliciousness =)

  13. Wow, this does look so good – cherries are a favorite of ours and clafoutis is a magical way to use them – the white chocolate and custard just put this right over the top. You outdid yourself Julie!

  14. Oh this does look gorgeous!I love the cherries and white chocolate combo and bet it was a winner.Too bad you had to share from just one bowl (I’ve been so close to dropping the dishes myself!)! I’d want all of that for myself 🙂

  15. Oh that sounds really good. I even will bake in the summer, I don’t mind the heat at all 🙂 I bet the four of you that shared it were delighted!

  16. i have to confess i have not yet been happy with a clafoutis i’ve baked, but i do have some mini white chocolate balls that would work beautiful in this.

  17. Sorry you lost two of them, and the dishes too!

    The dessert looks soooooooo delicious though!!

  18. That looks great Julie! And I’ve never been able to stick to a recipe exactly either! 😛

  19. Big fan of clafoutis, I have made some before. I would not have thought of adding chocolate. A must for next time.

  20. The idea of adding white chocolate is GREAT! Love it!

  21. Clafoutis have been on my list to try for a long time now. Every time I see a gorgeous one like yours it reminds me that I need to make some. Love the cherry chocolate flavours!

  22. Yum – love that you added white chocolate, it sounds sinful!

  23. I love clafoutis and what a delicious idea to add white chocolate to it! You did great Julie! Thanks for sharing and for joining our chocolate party! Hope you’ll bake along with us many months to come!

  24. I LOVE cherry flafoutis, and it’s the first dessert I baked with cherries! Next time I’m going to try with white chocolate too. I just used up cherries but need to get some more so I can make clafoutis. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  25. This looks delicious, I’ve never made a clafoutis before. Great link up for this month’s chocolateparty.

  26. I love clafoutis, so delicious yet easy to make. In France, my parents have many cherry trees in the garden so I use to make cherry clafoutis often as a child. In Australia I use frozen berries but it makes it a little more bitter. I have never tried chocolate in a clafoutis but it sounds interesting.

  27. This cake looks wonderful, really like the orange juice you used in the recipe and the use of white chocolate too.

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