Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Chocolate Raspberry Clafouti

Chocolate Raspberry Clafouti
What do you do when Mother Nature gives you raspberries…make cake…of-course!

Despite the terrible heat we’ve been having in NJ, for the past two weeks, my garden is doing remarkably well.  This year I’m enjoying  an abundant harvest of red raspberries. In fact, I picked several quarts just yesterday.  Beautiful, ripe, sweet red raspberries. So when mother nature gives you raspberries…you find ways to use them up.  I washed and froze several quarts, so that I could make jam when I had some time. That still left quite a few for desserts, and eating with our breakfast.  I searched online for recipes that used raspberries and, I can attest to the fact that there are oodles!!  Then I found it!  A recipe for  Chocolate Raspberry Clafouti!  It sounded so good to me. I recently made Cherry Clafoutis, and it was a hit with everyone! I adore custard desserts. So, why not chocolate, loaded with raspberries?  Doesn’t that sound delectable?

The batter poured over the berries
Beautiful garden fresh raspberries and blackberries

Just baked!
I couldn’t wait to try a piece
Utterly devine….yum!



Chocolate Raspberry Clafoutis


Gourmet | March 2009

Makes 6 servings
active time: 15 min
total time: 1¼ Hr

Ingredients:

12 ounces fresh raspberries (2 3/4 cups)
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 cup whole milk
1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted
3 large eggs
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 to 3 1/2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
preparation


Preheat oven to 400°F with rack in middle. Butter a 1 1/2-quarts shallow baking dish.

Toss berries with granulated sugar and let stand 15 minutes.

Blend milk, butter, eggs, brown sugar, flour, cocoa, and salt in a blender until smooth. Scatter berries (with juices) evenly in baking dish, then pour batter over top.

Bake until slightly puffed and firm to the touch, about 35 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle with chopped chocolate. Cool to warm, about 20 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Epicurious.com

21 comments:

  1. Wow this looks so rich, moist and delicious. I could have sworn I posted a comment on this the other day but it must have been someone else's . Lately everyone is posting about cherries, must be the season. This looks wonderful!

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  2. You know I mentioned everyone is posting about cherries because I've seen 2 clafouti's using cherries. I like that yours has raspberries instead, I'm more a fan. Plus I like the richness of the chocolate. Sorry if it sounded like yours had cherries in it.

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  3. Awesome! Esp. fresh from your own garden.

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  4. This looks remarkably good - cherry and deep chocolate is a winner!

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  5. Ooops - raspberry and deep chocolate - had cherries on the brain.

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  6. Oooh! Maybe Bill would change his opinion of clafoutis if I served your delectable chocolate version!!!!Beautiful!

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  7. Kathy this look wonderful with all berries and chocolate ah my kids would love this!!

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  8. That looks wonderful, rich, and delicious!

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  9. Una delicia adoro las bayas son irresistible,abrazos y saludos

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  10. I´ve been thinking about chocolate clafoutis (and choco almond cream too) ever since I missed the cherry clafoutis from Dorie. Pinning this recipe Kathy! It´s perfect

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  11. Wow--this is spectacularly packed with berries. We put in raspberries about two years ago and are getting our first real harvest. They are all getting eaten fresh but I have great hopes for cooking and preserving in the future!

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  12. Kathy, you know you always find the best recipe - I have never made a clafoutis with chocolate before and it does sound so very tempting. Of course, it also looks simply fabulous and so very pretty the way you presented it on that plate together with some more seasonal berries and vanilla ice cream (I think that´s what it is)! and just a sprinkling of powdered sugar! Delicious!
    Have a wonderful weekend, dear friend!

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  13. what a fantastic dessert! I am making it asap, love the idea. You are lucky to be able to grown these berries in your garden.

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  14. Look at all those gorgeous berries! What a lovely way to enjoy them in a dessert. Hope you're enjoying your weekend, Kathy.

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  15. How lucky you are to have such a green thumb. The berries look delicious. The dessert looks fantastic-what a great recipe:)

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  16. What a delicious recipes! They all look so delicious :)

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  17. Wow, Kathy...who can resist chocolate and raspberry? Love the combination of the two together! Your clafoutis looks so rich and decadent. I'm totally craving it!

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  18. I've never made any type of Clafoutis but I can see I sure am missing very berry goodness. I haven't seen any raspberries around here but I did buy some black berries this morning. If I can convince Marion to eat only a few, (fat chance, lol) I may just try my hand at making one.

    Yours looks heavenly Kathy and I just happen to love raspberries and chocolate, immensely!

    Thank you so much for sharing...

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  19. I absolutely love those raspberries hiding inside, this looks amazing!

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