This is such a simple recipe and a such pleasure to eat. You can pretty much use whichever fruits you like.
However, if you don‘t make it using cherries you have made a flaungardes not a clafoutis, but who really cares?
The classic dish keeps the stones in the cherries as these give off a subtle almond like flavour during cooking. To allow for this in my recipe I have added almond extract which given the opportunity I would add to anything sweet. But it‘s not to everyone‘s taste and can be omitted or use less.
Clafoutis are made with a batter from eggs, flour, sugar and milk, similar to a pancake really. I have adapted a recipe that fits the description and tastes as pretty damn close as your gonna get without using eggs.
Use Gluten free flour if preferred and a granulated sugar alternative of your choice, but caster does work best.
With regards to the fruit, all stone fruit works very well especially apricots and plums. Berries also make a grand alternative.
If you make this recipe I would love to hear your feedback in the comments below.
1 ¼ cup oat milk or alternative
Juice of ½ lemon
½ tsp almond extract (not essence)
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup plain flour
½ cup ground almonds or almond flour or more plain flour
½ cup caster sugar/coconut sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 heaped tbs custard powder, I use Birds (not so secret ingredient)
200-250g fruit of choice
1 tbs icing sugar
Vanilla cream, Cream or custard
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