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Blood plum clafoutis

You'll need

  • 4
  • eggs (55gm each)
  • 250 gm
  • caster sugar
  • 80 gm
  • plain flour
  • 400 ml
  • thickened cream
  •  
  • Vanilla cream
  • 100 ml
  • thickened cream
  • 75 gm
  • caster sugar
  • 1
  • vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped
  • 250 ml
  • (1 cup) double cream
  •  
  • Spiced plums
  • 150 gm
  • caster sugar
  • 2
  • cinnamon quills
  • ½ tsp
  • Chinese five-spice
  • 6
  • ripe blood plums, scored

Method

  • 01
  • For vanilla cream, combine thickened cream, sugar and vanilla seeds in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves, then cool slightly. Place double cream in a bowl, gradually whisk in vanilla cream mixture until smooth and combined. Refrigerate until set (2-3 hours).
  • 02
  • Preheat oven to 150C. For spiced plums, bring sugar, spices and 300ml water to the boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat, stir until sugar dissolves. Add plums, remove from heat, cover and stand until skins split (3-5 minutes). Remove plums from syrup using a slotted spoon. When cool enough to handle, peel, halve, remove stones and cut flesh into wedges. Divide plums among six 200ml-capacity moulds. Return syrup to heat, bring to the boil, cook over medium-high heat until syrupy and reduced by half (10-12 minutes), cool completely and set aside.
  • 03
  • Whisk eggs, sugar and flour in a bowl until just combined (do not overwork). Add cream, stir gently to combine. Pour batter over plums, bake until just set (15-20 minutes). Serve immediately with vanilla cream and plum syrup.

“My partner and I had a lovely blood plum clafoutis at The Argo on a recent trip to Melbourne. Could you press chef Peter Ojansuu for the recipe?”
Tamar Shihab, via email

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At A Glance

  • Serves 6 people
  • 30 min preparation
  • 40 min cooking (plus setting)
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At A Glance

  • Serves 6 people
  • 30 min preparation
  • 40 min cooking (plus setting)

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