It’s Christmas Eve!

But strangely, i am not feeling it. Perhaps it’s because we just arrived home safely yesterday from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and i’ve not seen the maddening crowds at Orchard Road yet! Haha!

The only thing i baked for X’mas this year is the fruit cake but that post gotta wait a bit because i’m reserving it for tomorrow!

So, for now.. Plum Clafoutis will do ok? ;)

I love plums.

But only the plump, juicy and sweet ones.

When we were given a few batches of plums that weren’t so ideal to be eaten just like that, clafoutis came to mind!

I love, love, love clafoutis. This and bread pudding are the only 2 dessert items that i would seriously look out for whenever i’m at buffet or high tea. Grin. Guess i’m a custard kinda girl, huh?

After searching high and low for a suitable recipe, i finally decided on La Tartine Gourmande’s recipe. So it’s an old old recipe but hey, it’s Bea! How bad can it be?

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Verdict :

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Best with warm vanilla custard sauce or vanilla bean ice cream which balances the tart tasting plums to perfection.

Plum Clafoutis

(from La Tartine Gourmande)

  • 2 eggs + 1 egg yolk
  • 7 oz milk
  • 2 oz cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • About 1 lb + 2 oz plums
  • 3.5 oz heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp butter + 2 Tbsp sugar to cook the plums

i could eat all the plums here! so delish! yes, i stole one to try out of curiosity. :P

Methods:

  • Preheat your oven at 410 F.
  • Wash your plums and slice them open. Remove the stones.
  • Heat 2 Tbsp butter in a pan. Add the plums and 2 Tbsp sugar and cook for 5 mns. Set aside.
  • Butter small molds (or a large one) and sprinkle them with sugar.
  • In a bowl, mix together the cold milk with the cornstarch.
  • In another bowl, beat the eggs with the egg yolk. Add the sugar and mix well. Add the cream and mix.
  • Mix the milk/cornstarch preparation with the egg one.
  • Place the cooked plums in your molds, face up.
  • Pour the preparation over and cook in the oven for about 30 min, until golden.
  • Remove from the oven. Sprinkle with sugar and eat lukewarm preferably.

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Here’s wishing all my lovely blog readers a blessed and merry Christmas! :)

13 Responses to “Plum Clafoutis and Merry Christmas!”

  1. Love the rustic photos… they look divine… I bet you took a thousand photos to get the perfect one.. hehe I know I do.. broke my lens too… WHAHH… I was tempted to buy an over prices 50mm at the camera shop.. but I ordered it instead..

    I am a day ahead my folks too, their in NY and I’m here in Tokyo = ) Happy Holidays to you.

  2. Nice to be back home? I finished early to today & just finished making a cake myself. Now relaxing in the back yard by the koi pond with a glass of wine & your blog. You’ve created such a gorgeous clafoutis here

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  4. Wow, gorgeous looking clafoutis there. And Merry Christmas to you too :)

  5. so beautiful! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! ♥

  6. Hey, did u manage to go to any of the baking ing. shops ?? Hehe Merry Christmas and have a happy new year.

    PS I’m hosting a Christmas Giveaway on my blog, so if u’re making Christmasy food, do check it out :) Cheers :)

  7. That is a perfect holiday recipe!
    Wish you and yours a very happy holidays :-)

  8. This is definitely more than ok for the holidays! Here’s wishing you a blessed and merry Christmas!

  9. Looks soo delicious!! Merry Christmas to you and family! “D Save some for me! LOL!
    PS: i have that tea towel too but i can’t remember where i bought it..

  10. Your pictures are so beautiful! I can’t wait for your fruitcake post!

  11. I must congratulate for the consistently outstanding composition and photography!

  12. bailey : nah, didn’t take thousands, just hundereds! LOL! Happy Hols to you too :)

    john : home sweet home, always. grin. your day sounds fab! and so does your house. Koi pond!!

    umasou + Prerna + shirley : thank you! =)

    noobcook : and a lovely one for you babe ;)

    sweesan : i managed to go to Bake with Yen only. Boo hooo!!! Alamak, would love to participate but my fruit cake all dimakan habis jorr.. just bought another packet of fruit mix to bake it again. aihss..

    faithy : we must really save for each other next time! hahahhaaaa! the towel is from Ikea!

    Jun : that, gotta wait for a while. cake was gone before it could say ‘cheese’!! i’m baking another!

    foodieah : aww.. thanks!

  13. I like the rustic messy look of these. Really makes me want to dig right in!

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