This month, with Salmon, Green Peas, Hazelnuts, Eggplant, Parmesan Cheese, Kale, Apples, Blue Cheese, Bread Rolls/Buns, and Rosemary, it was a little more of a challenge. But with the help of Eat Your Books, all I had to do was enter the ingredients I was interested in using and let it to do the work of searching my cookbook library. It came up with a winner: Diana Henry's Apple, Honey and Rosemary Clafoutis from her book Plenty.
I'm not sure why I don't make clafoutis more often. It's an easy and delicious way to serve seasonal fruit comprising a pancake-like batter made with milk, eggs, flour and sugar that's poured over chopped fruit and baked.
Of course, Diana, being who she is, had a more creative approach with this version. The liquid was a mix of milk and cream and the sweetener was honey. This was heated, then steeped with a sprig of fresh rosemary. Eggs, sugar (which I omitted) and flour were then blended with the mixture and poured over sliced apples. I divvied the ingredients up amongst small ramekins. Once baked and cooled enough to serve, my mini clafoutis were topped with chopped, toasted hazelnuts and a dusting of powdered sugar.
With sweet-tart apples nestled in a custard, topped with crunchy, nutty goodness, it was absolutely delicious! The rosemary flavour was subtle but noticeable, an unusual but perfect complement to the fruit. Loved it!
I used apples, rosemary and hazelnuts from the Mystery Box. I wonder what ingredients the other members selected. Visit here to find out.