Blueberry Clafoutis

Blueberry Clafoutis


Last week I had the pleasure of attending The Ultimate Chef's Table with Chef Curtis Stone food event put on by The Bay and Curtis Stone to promote his new line of cookware. At this event Curtis Stone showed off his new line of cookware by using it to cook his guests dinner. Of course all of the dishes that he made came straight from his most recent cookbook Relaxed Cooking with Curtis Stone: Recipes to Put You in My Favorite Mood and included a Tuna Ceviche, a Shrimp and Pesto Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes, a Fresh Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb and a Blueberry Clafoutis. The event took place at Dish cooking studio here in Toronto where it was set up such that all of the guests could sit at tables surrounding the cooking area and watch chef Stone prepare the meal.

I had a great time at The Ultimate Chef's Table with Chef Curtis Stone! The food was really good and I got to meet a lot of interesting people including a few other Toronto food bloggers and Curtis Stone. Curtis Stone was really nice and did a great job of keeping his guests entertained while he cooked dinner. While cooking he also answered any questions that his guests had on any topic. I brought my camera and took some pictures which I uploaded to my flickr account here: The Ultimate Chef's Table with Chef Curtis Stone Photo Set

One of my favorite dishes from the meal was the dessert, the blueberry clafoutis, and I wanted to try making it at home. It is not quite blueberry season here but luckily the stores are currently filled with cheap California blueberries. A while ago I made and enjoyed a cherry clafoutis so I was looking forward to comparing the new recipe with it. Clafoutis commonly has an almond flavour and most recipes that I have seen just call for almond extract but this one uses toasted almond slices that are ground into a powder. This clafoutis was really easy to make; you just mix everything in a food processor and then bake it for a few minutes. I was just as pleased with the home cooked version of this blueberry clafoutis as I was with the one that chef Stone served. Blueberries work really well in clafoutis and I liked the bit of texture that the ground almonds added.

Blueberry Clafoutis

(makes 6 servings)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
3/4 cups almonds (sliced and toasted)
2/3 cups sugar
1 tablespoon flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
3 large egg yolks
1 1/4 cup heavy cream
3/4 cups blueberries

Directions:
1. Place the toasted almond slices, sugar, flour and salt in a food processor and process until the almonds are finely ground.
2. Add the eggs and pulse a few times.
3. Add the heavy cream and blend until a smooth batter is formed.
4. Cover and refrigerated the batter for 12 hours.
5. Divide the blueberries between 6 greased 4 inch tartlet pans and pour the batter over them.
6. Bake in a preheated 400F oven until they start to set and the tops start to turn golden brown, about 12 minutes.
7. Let cool and serve with blueberry fool.

Similar Recipes:
Cherry Clafoutis
Blueberry Oatmeal Pancakes
Blueberry Mochi Cake

Giveaway

At the event I picked up some free swag and I thought, what better to do with it than to use it to hold Closet Cooking's first ever giveaway? I have a copy of "Relaxed Cooking with Curtis Stone: Recipes to Put You in My Favorite Mood", a Curtis Stone apron and a Curtis Stone shoulder bag that I will send to one lucky commenter. Just leave a comment on this post before Friday June 26th and I will draw for the winner on Saturday.

Update (June 26, 2009): The winner is commenter #176 or Gee of You had me at Ciao Bella!. Please contact me by email lynch.kevin@gmail.com with your address so that I can get the package in the mail as soon as possible.

236 comments:

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javagirlkt's cookin' said...

mmmm, I love cookbooks! thanks for the giveaway opportunity, as usual, your posts have been great recently!

Christine said...

Love Blueberries! Can't wait to try the recipe.

Rebecca said...

I was actually thinking about going to the Curtis Stone event too, but I wasn't able to make it!

tinkerbelle04 said...

Yum, I am trying this tonight! I found your blog through Kaylin's South Beach Blog and I joined just now, wonderful recipes! Thanks. Joan

Stacy said...

I still have blueberries in the freezer that we picked last summer. I bet they would be lovely in a clafoutis!

maewestern said...

Sounds like a great time! (and of course, a yummy one!)

Lynda said...

This is a delicious looking recipe; I love anything with blueberries in it!
Sounds like you had a wonderful time!

biz319 said...

Wow, what a great time! Pick me!!

Baked Alaska said...

What a fun event to attend. Good food, good company, what more could you want?

Lisa said...

Just gorgeous. I've made clafoutis with cherries, but never thought to try it with blueberries.

Kevin said...

CinnamonQuill: I liked the texture that the ground toasted almonds added so I would use this recipe but it would be a toss up between the cherries and the blueberries.

Phoo-D said...

What a fun event! The blueberry clafoutis looks tender and delicious.

Arouj said...

Yum, I would love to be entered in the giveaway. thank you :-)

Emily said...

Yum! This looks amazing! And keep on cooking! I'm loving what I'm seeing!

Katrina said...

Yum and how fun for you to get to go to an event/evening like that! (I may be a little jealous! jk)
The dessert looks great!

mamabear2cubs said...

Yummy, must try this new blueberry recipe, my boys would love this.

Steph said...

Lucky you!! I didn't know the bay had events like this.

Anonymous said...

This sounds great for all the blueberries picked fresh from the farm - can't wait to try it.

clteague@yahoo.com

Linda said...

Love your blog! Keep up the fabulous work! It gets better and better everytime coming here; and thanks for the giveaway!

elsker said...

Sounds like a wonderful time, and that dessert looks amazing!! I love reading your blog :)

nora@ffr said...

yumm.. nething with bluebeery.. im in :)

Michelle said...

Got my comment in here just in time! The blueberry clafoutis sounds delicious, Kevin. Thanks for sharing!

Patricia Scarpin said...

I love blueberries but have never had clafoutis, Kevin - this sounds and looks delicious!

Mushi said...

Sounds delicious!

The Food Hunter said...

Sounds like a great time. This clafoutis looks darn good.

Andrea said...

That looks good, and so easy to make!

kamailesfood said...

Mmm...this looks yummy and I like that it's so simple to make.

hannn said...

Clafoutis is sooo delicious! Really nice giveaway too :)

Risa said...

Sounds like a wonderful event and your photos are beautiful as usual!

Dianne said...

That clafoutis looks wonderful!

Katie said...

That sounds like a lot of fun. :)

jahteo said...

Simple, Tasty, & Inspiring your generosity to new levels. I like that kind of dessert!

Chocolate Shavings said...

That sounds like a really fun event Kevin!

Candice or Keith said...

I don't know if I'm too late...but you inspire me so I thought I would at least take time to tell you how much I enjoy your blog. Thank you for taking time to make me realize my culinary potential!

Suzie said...

I love Curtis. Glad you had such a good time.

Taste Buddies said...

amazing! Your plating is really beautiful.

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