This time of year the local farmers market has baskets brimming with tiny marble sized plums. These purple beauties always catch my eye...they're so miniature and cute, I just have to buy them! The problem is what to do with my impulse purchase. Last year I found a recipe for plum clafoutis...it was a total flop, my fault completely. So, I knew that this year I wanted to try it again.. a non-floppy one of course. So, I did what I do best....Cook without a recipe...kinda silly for me to write out recipes for you when I hate to follow them myself. Just a guideline (I STILL don't color inside the lines.)
Anyhow, heres the recipe and some pics
I know it kinda looks like pizza, but it isn't.
Non-crappy Plum Clafoutis
Knob of butter
1 cup of milk
1/3 cup of cream
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup of sugar
Plums- as many as you need to cover the bottom of your pan in a single layer
Heat oven to 400
wash, half and de-stone plums
In a cast-iron pan, melt the butter Throw in the plums and let them cook for a few minutes. remove from heat.
In a large bowl mix your milk, cream and cornstarch. Stir. Add eggs and sugar. Stir some more. Pour the whole mess over the buttery plums.
put in the oven for 25-30 minutes.
Drink some coffee and check your email....
Breakfast is ready.
Take it out of the oven and let it sit for a few minutes.
Scoop some into a bowl or onto a plate and enjoy!