Welcome to Wednesday with Would You Wear It with a touch of France!
The mannequin above is our Would you Wear it pop up for mid-week.
The recipe below is the touch of France!
Please look this mannequin over and explain personally why or why not this look would work or not work for you!
Be constructive, and phrase your comments in such a way as not to offend someone who feels differently from you!
So, ladies…look at this display and tell us…………….
WOULD YOU WEAR IT??
Today’s display is at Dillard’s.
A TOUCH OF FRANCE IN THE KITCHEN
Iris has been in the kitchen again! Yes, mostly to celebrate turning 60 this week (welcome aboard!), but she also is teaching me new words.
Do you know what a clafoutis is? I did not. According to Wikipedia, “Clafoutis, sometimes spelled clafouti in Anglophone countries, is a baked French dessert of fruit, traditionally black cherries, arranged in a buttered dish and covered with a thick flan-like batter.
The clafoutis is dusted with powdered sugar and served lukewarm, sometimes with cream.” It looks so good…so from France to the kitchen of Iris Gonzalez, here is
Dark Chocolate Cherry Clafouti
This is a quick and easy dessert recipe you make using a blender.
I like using a mix of fresh and dried cherries. If you don’t like cherries, this basic French dessert recipe can be used with a mix of fresh and dried figs, sliced fresh strawberries, or fresh raspberries. You can omit the chocolate too, although…why?
Unsalted butter for greasing the pie dish
½ cup dark sweet fresh cherries, pitted
½ cup dried cherries
½ cup chopped dark chocolate or dark chocolate chips
1 1/4 cups (12 fl. oz) whole milk
1/2 cup (4 oz) flour
4 large eggs, at room temperature
1/2 cup (4 oz.) granulated sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
½ tsp cinnamon (optional) for the batter
½ tsp more cinnamon for dusting on top (again, optional)
- Position a rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F.
- Butter a shallow 1 1/2-quart baking dish. I use a glass pie plate with good results. Arrange the chocolate and cherries (or other fruit) in the prepared dish. Omit the chocolate, if desired.
- Mix remaining ingredients in a blender until the batter is smooth. Pour mixture over fruit, then dust batter on top with cinnamon to taste.
- Place the dish on a baking sheet. Bake until browned, 45-55 minutes.
- Transfer to a rack to cool for about 15 minutes, then dust with confectioners’ sugar or more cinnamon if desired and serve warm. Serves 6-8.
Should there be leftovers, a slice warmed slightly in the microwave and enjoyed with coffee or tea makes for a delightful breakfast treat.
OK, Iris, count me in! Let us know if you try the recipe and what you think. But for today, tell us what you think of the fashion display above. And may all of this help you to……
By Pamela Lutrell
Just for fun…let’s do a dining slideshow today!