Plum & Chocolate Clafoutis

Adapted (only slightly) from recipe by Donna Hay

from "Seasons"

Serves 4


50g (1/3 cup) all purpose flour

25g (1/4 cup) cocoa

75g (1/3 cup) caster sugar

3x eggs

250ml (1 cup) cream

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

150g (1 cup) dark chocolate, coarsely chopped

25g (1 oz) butter

6x plums, halved and stoned


Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C (355 degrees F).

Sift the flour, cocoa and caster sugar together into a medium bowl.

Put the eggs, cream and vanilla into a separate bowl, and stir to combine.

Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture, and whisk to combine.  Stir in the chocolate.

Place 4x 1-cup capacity shallow dishes on a baking sheet.  Divide the butter evenly between the dishes and put the dishes into the oven for a couple of minutes until the butter has melted.

Remove dishes from the oven, pour the chocolate batter into the dishes, top with the plums.  Return to the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the clafoutis are puffed and cooked through.


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