I hope you had a great Independence Day (or just a great Monday for those living outside the States)!
I had a pretty relaxing day, with just a few errands to run. I knew I wanted to try to make some new recipes and make something really yummy to enjoy while I sat back to the view of illegal fireworks from my balcony.
For some reason, every year more and more people around me drive up to Washington to purchase fireworks. I would assume that people would want to save their money and not waste so much of it on something that is pretty for all of two seconds. But hey, their loss is my gain? They were REALLY close this year too, so I had a few freak out moments. Please, letís not set my car on fire, k? Thankfully, everything seems to be well!
So after running around to two different stores, it wasnít until I got home that I realized I was missing a key ingredient for one of the recipes I was going to try. Major fail! So that shall be saved for another day. So instead, I will share a patriotic version of clafoutis for you.
I had never even heard of it until I saw it on Averieís blog: www.loveveggiesandyoga.c
You can click over there to see the full recipe and actual pretty pictures. She definitely knows how to turn food into art!
To start out I got my fruit out and made sure to put the blueberries in the left hand corner and the strawberries filled in the rest.
Then I mixed up the filling. In my food processor I combined heavy cream, eggs, vanilla, Bob Red Millís all-purpose gluten-free flour, and sugar.
After thatís mixed up itís time to pour it over the berries.
Red, White, and Blue!
The result would have turned out much better if I could use regular flour. I think it burned a little because I kept waiting for it to firm up and bounce back when pressed. Unfortunately, it never did! Which I have to assume is because of the flour I used. Iím sure another blend would have worked much better.
Aubrey really liked it, but I wasnít impressed. It definitely tastes sweet, but the actual flavor wasnít quite there for me. I loved picking the berries out and eating them, but the actual filling wasnít that great. I think my texture problems got to me again!
Definitely pretty though! I NEED water when I eat something sweet and this was no exception. I did like that you could eat a nice big hunk for only about 200 calories. Me, being the big volume eater that I am, loves that kind of stuff!
What did you do for the 4th? What summer foods are you enjoying?