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Woodfired Raspberry Clafoutis

Woodfired Raspberry Clafoutis is a fantastic summer dessert to cook in the falling heat of your oven. Served hot with cool vanilla ice cream melting over the top, it’s a great way to end an alfresco evening with friends.

Woodfired Raspberry Clafoutis – Ingredients

400g fresh raspberries

Finely grated zest 1 orange

50g caster sugar

100g plain flour

3 free range eggs

300ml milk

300ml double cream

1tsp vanilla extract

A little soft butter

Woodfired Raspberry Clafoutis – Equipment

Dish for cooking the clafoutis – about 22cm wide and 4-5 cm deep

2 heat deflectors/fire guards

Woodfired Raspberry Clafoutis

Heat deflector made from a baking sheet – manufactured ones coming soon!

Door on the oven

4-5 Mississippi with a good bed of embers

A few sticks of kindling

Woodfired Raspberry Clafoutis – Method

  1. Grease the dish all over with the softened butter.
  2. Put the raspberries in the base of the dish and scatter over the orange zest.
  3. Put the sugar and the flour in a bowl and crack in one of the eggs. Whisk the egg in and then do the same with the next 2 eggs to get a smooth paste.
  4. Stir in the milk, double cream and vanilla extract so you have a smooth batter.
  5. Pour the batter over the fruit in the dish.
  6. Push the embers to the sides of the oven and keep in place with the heat deflectors, one on each side.
  7. Put the bowl of batter on to the oven floor between the 2 beds of embers and shut the door.
  8. Let the clafoutis bake for 30-40 minutes until set with a slight wobble.
  9. If the top hasn’t browned enough, put a few more sticks of kindling on to the embers and set them on fire.
  10. Let the flames lick over the top of the oven to grill the pudding until it’s golden brown.
  11. Take the clafoutis out of the oven, dust with icing sugar and serve still hot with vanilla ice cream.
Woodfired Raspberry Clafoutis

Serve the hot clafoutis with cold vanilla ice cream – delicious!

Woodfired Raspberry Clafoutis – Variations

We use the same recipe to follow the different fruits through the summer – cherries, apricots, nectarines, peaches, blackcurrants, blackberries, plums…..truly a pud for all seasons!

Hope you love this recipe as much as we do. Check out the video on our youtube channel and do please subscribe to it if you like what we’re doing.

Look forward to hearing how you get on and see you next week

David and Holly

 

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