Recipe: Peach & Blueberry Batter Pudding (Flaugnarde)

What’s the difference between a Flaugnarde and a Clafoutis?

Both are classic French dishes and technically, Flaugnarde and Clafoutis are the same thing except that strictly speaking, a Clafoutis should be made with black cherries if you’re going to call it that.

Because local Colorado peaches are at their best right now and are begging to be baked with a handful of lovely ripe blueberries, this is a Flaugnarde!

Resembling a tender, moist pancake, the cooled pudding is dusted with powdered/icing sugar and is best served either warm or at room temperature.

In this version I used skim milk and substituted some of the milk with fruit-soaked wine, giving it a light texture and slightly boozy perfume which doesn’t prevent it from being a luxurious breakfast dish  – although some people will always consider it dessert.

As you only need to use a small amount of the fruity wine for the pudding, the remainder would make a refreshing spritzer for the cook; just pour it over ice and top up with sparkling water.

Peach & Blueberry 'Flaugnarde'

Peach & Blueberry ‘Flaugnarde’

PEACH & BLUEBERRY BATTER PUDDING (FLAUGNARDE)

(Serves 6-8)

Ingredients:

2 large ripe peaches

1 cup (240ml measure) of fresh blueberries

1 cup (240ml) of white wine

5 tablespoons / 2 and 1/2 oz (71g) of unsalted butter

4 large eggs

3 oz / 1/2 cup (85g) of sugar

Pinch of sea salt

2 oz / 1/2 cup (57g) of all-purpose (plain) white flour

1 cup (240ml) of skimmed (fat free) milk

1 tablespoon of pure vanilla extract

Powdered/icing sugar for dusting

Action:

Preheat the oven to 325F (162C).

Butter a shallow two quart (2.25l) gratin or baking dish.

Slice the peaches into 1/4-1/2 inch (6-12mm) wedges. Put them in a bowl with the blueberries and pour the wine over the fruit. Soak for 15-20 minutes.

Melt the butter and cool it a bit.

Whisk the eggs together with the sugar and a pinch of salt until you have a pale, foamy bulk. Carefully whisk in the flour, the melted butter, vanilla and 1/4 cup (60ml) of the wine the fruit has been soaking in; continue to whisk until its completely smooth.

Using a slotted spoon, transfer the fruit to the buttered baking dish then carefully pour the batter over the fruit (which will rise).

Stick it in the upper third of the oven for approx 1 hour or until the batter is golden, puffy and set in the center.

Cool the Flaugnarde on a wire rack and just before serving, dust it with powdered/icing sugar.

Bon Appétit!

 

 

 

 

About edibletcetera

I'm a passionate foodie who cooks, photographs, eats - then writes about it; an occasional restaurant critic; former newspaper columnist; author; social media/marketing communications; world traveler; dog lover; skier...and wit, (according to those who know me).
This entry was posted in Desserts. Bookmark the permalink.

7 Responses to Recipe: Peach & Blueberry Batter Pudding (Flaugnarde)

  1. dzarunner says:

    Sounds good

    Carbondale Rodeo today…yahoo hoo

    Dave

    >

  2. Lawrence Kershen says:

    My taste buds are once again tumescent, in fact flaugnarde…

    Lxxxx

  3. Sue Ellen says:

    wow that looks sooooo good … I would have it with Champagne … of course there is very little I wouldn’t have with Champagne.

  4. Looks good – and is making me crave bread and butter pudding for some reason!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s