Friday, February 15, 2013

Happy St Valentines day

We often don't have a dessert unless a birthday or special occasion, but what better way to say how much you love someone, by making a special dessert.

So last evening I made this yummy dessert - served with a spoonful of vanilla icecream, went down a treat.

Here is the recipe if you would like to make this.

Cherry Clafoutis

500 (1 lb ) cherries, stalks removed and I actually removed the stones too 
30g (1 oz ) unsalted butter
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons plain all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder 
pinch salt
1/3 cup caster sugar (superfine)
4 eggs lightly beaten 
1 1/2 (12 fl oz) cups milk
30 g (1oz) unsalted butter, melted
2 tablespoons brandy

Preheat oven to 180 (350/Gas 4)
Melt butter in large frying pan and add cherries. Cook 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle over sugar, cook over medium heat 5 minutes or until juices form.  Remove from heat; cool.

Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a medium bowl. Add sugar.
Whisk eggs and milk in another bowl, then stir into flour mixture. Stir in combined butter and brandy.
Place the cherries in a shallow ovenproof dish. Pour batter over the top.
Bake 40 minutes or until puffed and just set when tapped in the centre.
Serve hot or warm dusted with sifted icing sugar.

Friends... they cherish one anothers hopes
They are kind to one anothers dreams
~ Henry David Thoreau

 Just want to say many thanks, to all my dear friends who visit me here, and to wish you a  happy Valentines day.
May you have a sweet and romantic day, filled with beautiful things.


  1. Happy Valentine's Day dear Carolyn!!!

    Thank you so much for your friendship!


  2. Thank you Marsha and I am so grateful for your friendship


  3. Nice Valentine dearest friend a you and a your family!! Whil LOVE!!! Kisses... NI

  4. Thank you Ni and to happy Valentines to you.


  5. Happy Valentine's Day Carolyn! May you find every day filled with love, hugs, and kisses!
    Judy xx

  6. This looks so delicious. Belated Valentine greetings.

  7. Oh my does that look so yummy!
    Happy Valentines Day dear Carolyn. A perfectly sweet day for someone so very sweet! :)

  8. Happy Valentines day my sweet friend...I am looking at your lovely card above my desk right now....your dessert looks lovely...I will write it down to make in the near future...hugs to you. xo

  9. Dearest Carolyn,
    Wow, home-made desert for Valentine's Day♡♡♡ You must have had a lovely day with you family. I DO feel grateful for your sweet friendship, my dear friend in New Zealand(♥^_^♥)~*

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  10. Yum, yum, yum Carolyn. It sounds wonderful.
    I hope your day was filled with love sweet friend.
    much love...

  11. Dearest Catherine,
    That was a lovely dessert you made. Well, Valentine's day is over but as I wrote in my post; Happy Valentine's Day | Always.
    Hugs to you,

  12. Dearest Carolyn,
    I hope you had a terrific Valentine's Day!

    I did, but it would have been even better with this dessert! You did well....looks awesome.

    God bless and may each day be wonderful,

  13. It looks tasty and I hope it was !
    Best regards from France,


  14. Dear Carolyn,
    thank you so much for this lovely post!
    Hope you had a lovely and wonderful Valentines Day!
    Thank you for your wonderful friendship through all the years!
    Love and hugs to you,

  15. Hi Carolyn
    Valentines Day really doesn't feature in my husbands calendar!!... sadly. I would love to receive a bouquet or a bunch or even a single rose on this special day.
    ...but I've always been the romantic!!!

    Cherry Clafoutis is sooo special - thank you sweetie for your recipe!!

    Shane ♥

  16. Happy Valentine's day love love Ria......❤ ❤ ❤ .....

  17. Happy Valentines Day. Your Cherry Pie looks a treat.

  18. Lovely recipe Carolyn! Have a great weekend:)
    ~anne xx

  19. I am glad you had such a wonderful Valentine's day.
    Much love and many blessings to you sweet friend.
    Every day is a great day for love.

    Love is all you need♪

    Love Jeanne

  20. Oh my dear, it sounds like a WONDERFUL Valentine's dessert!!! Ich hope you hat a happy Valentine's day - warm hugs and thank you so much for your friendship all over the world, dear Carolyn!
    XOX, Traude

  21. Oh yum, yum, yum! My stomach is rumbling. Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

  22. Hope you had a lovely Valentine's day Carolyn!

    Your clafoutis looks delicious!

    Madelief x

  23. Dear Carolyn,
    Sorry I`m late to wish you a happy Valentines day,- I hope it was happy. I can see your husbond must have felled loved, when being served that fantastic dessert!
    Have a lovely weekend !

  24. Ooh, thank you for the recipe, that looks scrummy :D

    Hope you had a great Valentines :D

  25. Dear Carolyn,
    You have such a kind heart.. Thank you so much for your sweet words.. It is always such a pleasure to have you visit my little part of the world..

    This dessert looks soooooo good! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

  26. I've seen this recipe around and it comes on The Food Network often but I've yet to make it. Looks delicious! Hope you have a fabulous weekend. Tammy

  27. It sounds as if you had a lovely St. Valentine's Day.
    Thank you for the recipe idea for a dessert. It has some lovely ingredients in it - cherries and brandy - just right for a special occasion!
    Thanks for your good wishes, too, and I hope you have a lovely weekend.

  28. It looks very good.
    Have a nice weekend my friend


    I made one of these once and was so pleasantly surprise at the richness and flavor obtained by very little butter, if any. Oh, and what better way to enjoy it with my favorite ice cream!

    LOVE TO YOU EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR! Thank you for visiting. Anita

  30. Yummy recipe!
    Hope you had a wonderful Vaelntine's Day :)


  31. Hi Carolyn! Congrats, it looks very good! Yum! So sweet card too! Kisses and have a lovely weekend dear! xo

  32. I hope you also had a good Valentine day!

  33. Happy Valentines Day! Your dessert looks so wonderful. Thank so much for stopping by and visiting us!

    Have a grand weekend!
    Sherry & Marie

  34. I adore cherry clafoutis! Such an elegant dessert and so simple to put together. Perfect for Valentine's Day.
    Fun ya!

  35. Hi Carolyn, I think I commented for both posts on the last. LOL
    Love your pretty pic at the top and the dessert looks so delicious!! Thank you for sharing.
    Wishing you a great weekend and week ahead.
    Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. It is always special to see you.
    XO Celestina Marie

  36. Hello sweet Carolyn, I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day sweetie! Your dessert looks yummy! Thank you for sharing the recipe! I love the quote and the sweet image! Thank you for visiting me and for your kind comment! You are a sweetheart! Much love, Paula... I hope you have a happy weekend! xo

  37. Dear Carolyn
    I hope you had a lovely St. Valentine´s day
    Happy weekend

  38. ♪♫º♫♫º
    Olá, amiga!

    Que receita maravilhosa!

    ღ°Bom fim de semana! ♪♫º
    ♪♫♫º Beijinhos.
    ♪♫º Brasil.♪♫♫º

  39. Very nice blog! I´m your new follower, I hope you will follow back! :)


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