Old Parkdale Inn

A Hood River Valley Bed and Breakfast


June 7, 2016

Clafoutis has become a favorite at the Old Parkdale Inn

By: Mary Pellegrini

Clafoutis has become a favorite at the Old Parkdale Inn

Clafoutis:  Maybe it was the name, sounded very complex and intricate, but I put off attempting this dish.  Now that I’ve tried it and realized how simple it is, I bake at least 3 or 4 a week for guests at the Old Parkdale Inn, especially during the Hood River Valley Cherry Harvest season.  Clafoutis is a baked French dessert of fruit, traditionally black cherries, arranged in a buttered dish and covered with a thick flan-like batter.  Very simple but Oh So sweet and delicate!

Start by pitting enough Dark Cherries to fill the bottom of a buttered 9 or 10 inch glass pie plate.  Preheat oven to 350°.  Whisk together all the ingredients and pour over the cherries. Bake 40-45 minutes.  Let it cool and firm up a bit before slicing into wedges, dust with Powdered sugar and serve.

Ingredients: 4 eggs, ½ cup sugar, ¼ tsp salt, ¾ cup flour, ½ tsp vanilla, ½ tsp almond extract, 1 cup milk, 2 Tbs butter


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