Berries clafoutis

French dessert anyone? Of course I learned from June Darville. The first time I re-lab from June Darville called Blueberries, pear and safron clafoutis it on 16/10/2015.

As I refused to throw away expired cake flour; about 140g left. I think as hard as I could. And Ah hah!!! Clafoutis only require 70 g. So I made it again to be on save side; I had added cornflour to it as I read on google how to make cake flour with all purpose flour and cornflour. Its still nothing as near as June’s.

Well, the more practice the more better its get. Or perhaps with fresh cake flour would have help its rise not too flat. Perhaps I should add some baking powder or bicarb soda so it won’t be flat. Next time will do that: cooking and baking needed some experimenting, exploring and creative too apart from just presenting picture on photo and eating well.

Taste wise its delicious, there’s also antioxidant as I had use blueberries and raspberries. There is some thing of me in it too. If you aren’t a sweet tooth like me reduce your sugar!!!

Enjoyed the lovely French dessert.

Ingredients

150 g blueberries
100 g raspberries
100 g castor sugar
70 g cake flour, sifted
2 Tbs cornflour, sifted
1 Tsp Vanilla extract
160 ml milk, lukewarm
2 large eggs
pinch of Himalaya Pink grinned salt
pinch of nutmeg
pinch of paprika
a few shakes of vanilla grinder
Butter to grease tart pan

Method

Preheat 180 degrees C. Grease tart pan with Wash and dry berries. Break eggs into mixing bowl and add sugar in. Beat together until pale and foamy. Pour milk that I have microwave and set aside till its lukewarm and add vanilla extract. Beat to mix well again.

Using my sift equipment, I sift the flour, cornflour, salt, nutmeg and paprika. Beat until I get silky running and smooth batter. Let it stand for 10 minutes to thicken slightly then carefully spoon batter into prepared pan.

Gently push in blueberries all around to make a large circle. Then raspberries in to form a second circle and followed by blueberries to make another circle. Then raspberries. Repeat till circles are close. Shakes a few shakes vanilla grinder all over.

Bake it 40- 50 minutes until lightly golden and center is cooked. Clafoutis will puff up a little and then drop back when its cool completely when removed from oven.

Serve it cool with more berries and ice cream.

Check out June original recipe: https://www.junedarville.com/pear-clafoutis.html

Check out my Blueberries, pear and saffron clafoutis recipe: https://helenscchin.com/2015/10/16/blueberries-pear-and-saffron-clafoutis/

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Roast beef and vegetables paella

Here’s my meal for one on Valentine’s Day that’s not of chocolate, heart and bright sparkling scenery or flowers. I am sure you will enjoy it as much as I had have and I am sharing it with you.

Something that you really love to eat and most of the ingredients are at hand reached. This is one of my favourite meal; after I finished eating I can burp out aloud and there’s no one to offend.

It’s simple, quick, and easy under 30 minutes. There’s no hassle to get a hearty meal for one and yet enjoyable pleasing.

Ingredients

1 c medium grain rice washed in cool water

10 small slices roast beef ( bought)

2 c beef stock ( bought)

2 1/2 c water

1 medium carrot cut to bite size

1 handful baby spinach washed and dried

1 Tsp ginger powder

1 Tsp paprika powder

1 Tsp garlic powder

1 Tsp oregano dried

1/2 Tsp nutmeg powder

1/2 Tsp turmeric powder

Drizzle olive oil

Drizzle lemon juice

A pinch or two of chilli flakes

Salt and black pepper to taste

Method

Bring rice, stock and water to boil over medium high heat for 15 minutes covered. Stir occasionally.

Once boiled reduce heat to medium low. Then add garlic, ginger, paprika, oregano, turmeric, and nutmeg uncovered. Stir again to mix well.

Next add carrots, spinach and roast beef. Stir to combined well with oil and lemon juice.

Switch off heat and let it rest further 15 minutes to absorb a little bit more liquid.

Spoon rice to bowl. Sprinkle chilli flakes and lightly drizzle oil a bit. Serve with sweet white wine.

Note: you can use all water instead of half water and stock. You can have any ingredients like seafood. Or add other herbs.

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