March 02, 2009

Mini Tomato Clafoutis

For some reason I chuckle every time I say “Clafoutis “, I have no idea why, may be it sounds similar to something that’s funny.. I don’t know, but I’m chuckling to myself typing this. Well to those of you who don’t know what this funny word is: Clafoutis, is a custard-like baked French dessert that is typically made by baking fresh fruit and a batter. I used grape tomatoes instead of fruit (cherries are most commonly used) and the result was awesome; light, eggy and quiche-like.

Recipe is from Vegetarian Times magazine. These clafoutis are baked in muffin tin; they are puffed up like soufflé when hot, but drop as soon as they are out of the oven. This happens in matter of minutes, I tried to take pictures of souffléd muffins, but they dropped so fast that I don't think my pictures do justice.

Recipe adapted from Vegetarian Times magazine:
Ingredients:
Eggs - 3 large
AP Flour - 1/3 cup
Reduced Fat Milk - 1 1/2 cups (I used 1% milk)
Reduced Fat Sour cream - 3 tbsp
Fresh thyme - 1 tbsp
Grape Tomatoes - 1 cup, halved
Parmesan cheese - 3 tbsp
Salt and Pepper - to taste

Method:
  • Preheat oven to 375F. Coat 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray.
  • Beat eggs in a medium mixing bowl. Gradually whisk in flour. Stir in milk, sour cream, thyme, salt and pepper.
  • Divide half of the egg mixture in the prepared pan and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Place 3 tomato halves in each muffin cup, round side up, pour remaining half of the egg mixture over the top. Sprinkle with the cheese and bake for 22 minutes more or until tip of a knife inserted comes out clean. Cool for 1 minute; unmold with a thin spatula and serve warm.
We had these for our Sunday brunch with Blackeyed Pea Burgers (recipe coming soon).



This is my 3rd entry to awesome DK @ Culinary Bazaar for her A.W.E.D - France event.

11 comments:

  1. I love the idea of making them in small portions in a muffin pan, they look so yummy delicous.
    Till now i hav eonly had the sweet version, never had the savoury ones.

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  2. Gorgeous looking little Clafoutis, bet kids love these yummies. Looks fluffy and moist. Good one to have with burgers! :)

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  3. never heard about clafoutis,but they look sooo cute :-)

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  4. They are looking very beautiful. And seem to be easy also.

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  5. This is new to me..It looks easy to make :)

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  6. Like the savory clafoutis, usually they add veggie, love the cherry tomatoes!

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  7. new to me..looks very delicious & new template looks very nice

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  8. hey Pavani, how are you? Those little cups look really healthy and cute:)

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  9. Hey Pavani, tried these out last night, they were so yummy!! thanks for the recipe:)

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