The Good Life France Magazine

The Good Life France Magazine brings you the best of France - inspirational and exclusive features, fabulous photos, mouth-watering recipes, tips, guides, ideas and much more...

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Issue No. 20

Inspiring, tempting and gorgeous, this issue is packed with destination features - Chartres with its gothic cathedral, the French Riviera, the Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau, the Tarn region, Valence - gateway to the south and more. Mouth-watering recipes, plus useful guides for those dreaming of living in France...

y P Apple and Blackberry

y P Apple and Blackberry Clafoutis Clafoutis is one of the most versatile French desserts and finds its origins in the Limousin, a lush, green region situated in the heart of the Massif Central. If you’ve never made or tasted clafoutis before, think of it as a ‘custardy’ type of cake. It doesn’t call for that much flour, so there isn’t much of a crumb to the dessert. I guess you can also compare it to a crustless quiche. Besides the original cherry clafoutis, I have made clafoutis with strawberries, blueberries, plums, apricots and even vegetables for a savoury variation (perfect for lunch with a green salad) and a glass of wine. This autumnal variation calls for apples. For a tart touch, I added a small handful of plump blackberries.

Apple and Blackberry Clafoutis Serves 4-6 Ingredients: 400g apples (I used Granny Smith) 125g blackberries 250g crème fraîche 50ml whole milk Seeds of 1 vanilla pod 3 eggs 100g all-purpose flour 60g fine sugar 1 tbsp brown rum Powdered sugar, to serve Instructions: aola Westbeek Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease a rectangular baking dish of approx. 26 x 18.5cm with butter. Peel, core and chop the apples. Spread them over the baking dish together with the blackberries. In a large bowl, whisk the crème fraîche, milk and vanilla. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, flour, sugar and rum. Add this mixture to the cream, eggs and vanilla and whisk well. Pour the custard over the fruit and bake the clafoutis for 35-40 minutes. Delicious warm or cold. You can dust it with powdered sugar or serve with ice cream for a more decadent dessert. Paola Westbeek is a food, wine and travel journalist. For more of her recipes, visit, and her YouTube channel, LaDouceVieFood

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