Make Jenny McCoy's Strawberry-Pistachio Clafoutis with Lavender Ice Cream, from Craft
Make the most of your summer strawberries with this refreshing take on clafoutis that incorporates strawberries and pistachios instead of the traditional cherries, courtesy of Craft's pastry chef, Jenny McCoy.
Craft's Strawberry-Pistachio Clafoutis With Lavender Ice Cream
"Clafoutis is one of my absolute favorite desserts," says McCoy. "While it is traditionally known for being made with cherries, I think that making it with a variety of fruits is just as special. ... It's delicious with Bartlett pears, too! And it's definitely a deceiving dessert -- it stops the show at a dinner party, just like a soufflé. However, it is so much easier to make and your guests will never know!"
Strawberry-Pistachio Clafoutis With Lavender Ice Cream, by Craft pastry chef Jenny McCoy
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
4 large eggs
3 large egg yolks
1 1/4 cups heavy cream
1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
zest of 1 lemon, finely grated
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 cups strawberries, hulled and cut into quarters
3/4 cup pistachios, finely chopped
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and salt. Whisk in the eggs, yolks, cream, vanilla bean, and lemon zest. Continue to whisk until smooth. Slowly add the melted butter, and continue to whisk.
Butter and sugar 12 4-ounce ramekins. Divide the strawberries evenly amongst the ramekins. Fill each ramekin about 3/4 full of batter. Sprinkle with pistachios. Place ramekins on a baking sheet and, in an oven preheated to 350 degrees F, bake until puffed, set, and a light golden-brown color, approximately 15-20 minutes.
NOTE: The batter can be made up to one day in advance of baking.