Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Jumble-berry Clafoutis

What am I reading now? Princess of the Midnight Ball (Jessica Day George)

Annnd . . . what do I think so far? This might be my all-time favorite retelling of the twelve dancing princesses! And look at that cover--amazing dress. Hope you love this too.

Here's the blurb:
Galen is a young soldier returning from war; Rose is one of twelve princesses condemned to dance each night for the King Under Stone. Together Galen and Rose will search for a way to break the curse that forces the princesses to dance at the midnight balls. All they need is one invisibility cloak, a black wool chain knit with enchanted silver needles, and that most critical ingredient of all—true love—to conquer their foes in the dark halls below. But malevolent forces are working against them above ground as well, and as cruel as the King Under Stone has seemed, his wrath is mere irritation compared to the evil that awaits Galen and Rose in the brighter world above. 
Jumble-berry Clafoutis
3 cups Jumble-berries (combination of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries)

4 eggs
3 tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
Grated zest of 1 lemon

1 cup all-purpose flour
Dash of salt
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup milk

Powdered sugar, for dusting

 Preheat the oven to 350°. Butter a large pie pan or a 9-inch gratin dish and dust with sugar. Fill bottom of dish with berries.

In separate bowl, whisk eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla, and lemon zest until smooth. Add flour, sugar and a pinch of salt, and whisk into egg mixture. Add the milk and whisk until light and very smooth (it looks like thin pancake batter to me), then pour over the berries.

 Bake for about 40 minutes, until the clafoutis is set, puffed, and golden. Let cool slightly. Dust with confectioners' sugar, cut into wedges, and serve warm.

This is a berry packed flan recipe!

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