Blueberry and Lavender Sugared Clafoutis

Blueberry and Lavender Sugared ClafoutisBlueberry and Lavender Sugared Clafoutis

“Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.” – Plato

After hard work, clutter, chaos and sporadic madness, we’re finally moved in! Well, nearly. You see the kitchen is moved in, the rest of the house… not so much. I think that the kitchen though is the starting place of any un-packing, as it’s predominately the focal point of all homes – and lives too.

There is a strange adjustment period that comes with moving. I’m sure that even after all my belongings have found their way back onto shelves, closets and cupboards – it still won’t feel like home. Not just yet. Adjustment is a process that cannot be rushed.

Blueberry and Lavender Sugared Clafoutis

It’s even harder becoming adjusted to a new kitchen. I feel slightly lost in this foreign place, disorientated as to where all my pots, pans and baking possessions lie… not to mention where I’ve stashed all my utensils (can anyone help me find my dough hook?). Though, the longer I spend pottering about, I start to feel less like a guest and more comfortable and familiar in the surrounds of my new home.

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So, after itching to get started in the new kitchen and back into the baking swing of things, I made a clafoutis to share. And it’s one that I am very excited about! The original recipe is adapted from A Kitchen in France, Mimi Thorrison’s infamous provincial cookbook – which I just adore. It was the first cookbook I un-packed and chose to display in my new home, so I instantly gravitated towards it.

I do have another clafoutis recipe hidden in the blog archives back from when I first started blogging… though I feel like my clafoutis making skills and photography have come a long way since. This Blueberry and Lavender Sugared Clafoutis combines fresh blueberries, fragrant lavender with the rich taste of vanilla bean – a combination that is not only totally delicious but visually stunning too.

Blueberry and Lavender Sugared Clafoutis

This clafoutis is too simple to make and is the best kind of recipe to have in your back pocket for all those times when you need a good dessert last minute. Throwing a dinner party? Clafoutis. Celebrating a birthday? Clafoutis. Wednesday night pick-me-up? Clafoutis. Just whip up a quick batter, stud it with fresh fruit and pop it in the oven… or in my case, a gas oven, which is a whole new baking challenge entirely. 

Blueberry and Lavender Sugared Clafoutis is utterly delicious and has a subtle comfort appeal. It truly brought me closer to the feel and familiarity of home. I hope it brings you just as much comfort, wherever you may be.

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Blueberry and Lavender Sugared Clafoutis
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup + 1 tbsp. caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp. culinary lavender
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • ⅔ cup plain flour, sifted
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup whole milk, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
  • 14 oz. / 400 g fresh blueberries
  • Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 F / 200 C / Gas mark 6. Lightly butter a 8-inch / 20cm round baking dish and set aside.
  2. Using a mortar and pestle, combine the caster sugar and culinary lavender. Alternatively, you can use a small food processor or use your fingers to rub the lavender buds into the sugar until aromatic and the oils have released. Set aside 1 tablespoon of this lavender infused sugar for sprinkling at the end.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the sifted flour and salt, followed by the milk, vanilla extract and melted butter. Mix gently to combine until you get a smooth batter.
  4. Place the fresh blueberries over the base of the baking dish then pour the batter over the top. Bake for 15 minutes at 400 F / 200 C / Gas mark 6 then lower the oven heat to 350 F / 180 C / Gas mark 4, and cook for a further 30 minutes or until risen, puffed and golden brown. Immediately sprinkle the clafoutis with the remaining lavender sugar and leave to set until warm. Garnish with confectioners’ sugar.

 

90 Comments

  • Reply Nagi@RecipeTinEats May 18, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    I’m sure this clafoutis is soft inside. Your photos are magnificent! And I love that lavender sugar. Actually, I love everything about this clafoutis 🙂

  • Reply Krystal April 30, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    Thalia do you deliver? This blueberry and lavender combination sounds to die for!!

  • Reply Lindsay @ The Toasted Pine Nut April 20, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    This looks amazing! Your pictures are beautiful!! xo

  • Reply I Wilkerson April 20, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    Yes, moving is not much fun. But so worth it when you are (finally) settled in. I think we had a “box room” for a year last time we moved! This Clafoutis is inspirational–I have some blueberries that I canned in a lavender syrup. May just need to see if I can adapt those to this…

  • Reply Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom April 16, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    Congrats on the move!!! and just wanted to tell you this clafoutis is gorgeous!!

  • Reply Amallia @DesireToEat April 16, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    Normally I always made cherry clafoutis. I never made blueberry and lavender clafoutis before, I should try this soon 🙂

  • Reply Laura (Tutti Dolci) April 15, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    Such a beautiful clafoutis, I love the blueberry and lavender pairing!

  • Reply Cheyanne April 15, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    Congratulations on the move and unpacking (even if it is slowly and even if you are getting a little lost in your own kitchen)! This Clafoutis is stunning and seriously gorgeous, like all of your work. What a wonderful way to celebrate a new chapter in your life! Cheers and thanks for sharing yet another beautiful work of sweet art!

  • Reply Olga April 15, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Love love this one! I will be making it this weekend:) pinned

  • Reply Courtney | Fork to Belly April 14, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    This is my first time ever hearing of a clafoutis! It reminds me of dutch babies!

  • Reply Jess | Fox & Fennel April 14, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    This looks delicious! I’ve been a little in love with lavendar lately – the combination here sounds just lovely. I’m excited to try and veganize it.

  • Reply Kathy @ Olives & Garlic April 14, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Stunning pictures. And it looks super delicious.

  • Reply Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice April 14, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    Wow this looks absolutely gorgeous, Thalia! I’ve never had clafoutis before so I definitely need to change that. The blueberry and laveder make the perfect pair!

  • Reply Léa April 14, 2015 at 8:08 am

    Wahou, I just love your pictures ! Your clafoutis looks so good !
    I just baked one with little cherries… 😉

  • Reply Ami@NaiveCookCooks April 14, 2015 at 3:47 am

    such stunning pictures as always and this looks so delicious- perfect with a cup of hot coffee!!

  • Reply Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen April 14, 2015 at 2:28 am

    Thalia, this is absolutely gorgeous and I love it! So beautiful in color and it looks so perfectly fitting for a new home. Congratulations!

  • Reply Jen @ Carlsbad Cravings April 13, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    This is stunning and I LOVE the lavender sugar ANd with blueberries – mmmm! I hope you can get all settled into your new kitchen soon! so exciting!

  • Reply Savita @ ChefDeHome April 13, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    Very beautiful dessert, Thalia! One of my favorite! thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Medha @ Whisk & Shout April 13, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Wow, this is so lovely! Congrats on the move, and love this: “Adjustment is a process that cannot be rushed.” So profound! Do you think this could be made in a skillet or would it mess up the eveness of the baking?

  • Reply jo@jocooks.com April 13, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    What a gorgeous clafoutis! I haven’t made one in a couple years, I think it’s time for one, I really do love them!

  • Reply The Blonde Chef April 13, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Ok, I’m embarrassed to say I had never heard of a clafoutis until right now BUT omgsh this looks amazing?! Apparently I have been missing out on some serious deliciousness! Great recipe, Thalia!

    • Reply Sofia April 13, 2015 at 6:14 pm

      I’ve never heard of these either before, but I totally agree, they truly look amazing! I might challenge myself to try and veganize them somehow 😉

  • Reply Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven April 13, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Blueberry and lavender sound like a combo made in clafoutis heaven! This looks so amazing, Thaila! So wishing I had a slice right about now!

  • Reply Maureen | Orgasmic Chef April 13, 2015 at 7:43 am

    I love this clafoutis and I bet it’s deliciously soft inside.

  • Reply Natalie @ Obsessive Cooking Disorder April 13, 2015 at 3:16 am

    Wow this is too beautiful. Here in Texas we have so many lavender fields – I should try this out! I love french desserts (esp if they have fruit!)

    thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Reply Liz April 13, 2015 at 1:52 am

    So glad you got moved into your new kitchen! And it looks like you’ve been putting it to good work—your clafoutis looks magnificent!

  • Reply Harriet Emily April 12, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    Oooh this looks divine! What a beautiful flavour combination. Blueberry, lavender and vanilla are three of my favourite ingredients, so I will definitely have to try making this soon. Yum!

  • Reply Emily from The Free Lotus April 12, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    This looks so delicious! Love your blog

  • Reply Ingrid April 12, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Clafoutis is my favorite, and this is such a nice adaption from Mimi’s classic recipe. And about moving into a new home and walking around in a new kitchen: I totally get it. We moved last year and it wasn’t until I really started cooking and baking I felt a little bit at home again. It just takes some time. 🙂

  • Reply Debs April 12, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    Happy new home! The best way to settle in is to start in the kitchen. Love the clafoutis. It looks beautiful.

  • Reply Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella April 12, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    Gorgeous looking clafoutis Thalia! The blueberries look so divine centered in there 😀 And congrats on the move too!

  • Reply Sarah @ SnixyKitchen April 12, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Congrats on the move! I say if the kitchen is moved in, the rest can TAKE ITS SWEET TIME! These photos are so beautiful – and I’m swooning over the blueberry and lavender combination!

  • Reply Alison @Food by Mars April 11, 2015 at 11:49 pm

    Stunning as always!! Love the flavor combos!

  • Reply Stephanie April 11, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    This sounds amazing!!! I love the idea of blueberries and lavender together! I can so relate about moving into a new place and the time it takes to adjust to your new surroundings. It can be a bit hard but also exciting! Enjoy your new home!

  • Reply June+Burns April 11, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    That looks terrific! Almost like a pie. Blueberries + lavender are divine together 🙂

  • Reply skd April 11, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    This looks gorgeous!!!

  • Reply YH April 11, 2015 at 8:39 am

    This is so beautiful! I have only made a clafoutis once and it was so delicious

  • Reply Tieghan April 11, 2015 at 3:55 am

    Gorgeous, Thalia! ! So inspired by this! 🙂

  • Reply Ali Rost April 11, 2015 at 3:37 am

    Here’s to lots of happy memories .. that are yet to be made in your new place!

    Your Clafoutis looks absolutely wonderful 🙂

  • Reply Shashi at RunninSrilankan April 10, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    Congrats on moving in Thalia – but I totally understand “Adjustment is a process that cannot be rushed” indeed. This Clafoutis would help ease the adjustment period for me – FOR SURE! Gorgeous, gorgeous photos!

  • Reply Christina @ The Beautiful Balance April 10, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    Beautiful Thalia!

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  • Reply Audrey @ Unconventional Baker April 10, 2015 at 7:43 am

    I so know that feeling of getting used to a new kitchen! But looks like it hasn’t affected your gorgeous baking 😉 — this clafoutis is just stunning!

  • Reply Chahaya @ Sweet Si Bon April 10, 2015 at 12:22 am

    Love your post. Moving is considered one of the top stressors in life and I wouldn’t wish it upon anyone. I admire you for choosing to do something that is both grounding and enjoyable ~ baking and blogging ~ to balance out the chaos. The kitchen is always the first room I set up, if only to maintain some form of sanity. Then it just takes time and a few personal touches to make the space yours.

    I wait every year for fresh blueberries to be in season ~ for eating, baking, preserving and freezing. Clafoutis is a dream dessert and I’m always interested to see it made with something other than the traditional sour cherries. You’ve really made it extra special using fresh blueberries enhanced with lavender, which are a superb together. Your pictures are gorgeous, as always.

  • Reply chrysta @ noshed April 9, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! I totally understand about adjusting to a new kitchen. It can be tough. This treat looks stunning and I love the addition of the lavender against the blueberries. Congrats on the move too!

  • Reply Betty | le jus d'orange April 9, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    BEAUTIFUL. Thalia, as always, your photography and styling and baking and everything stun me. I’m giggling about what you said about moving in and the kitchen, because I still remember when I moved in, the first thing I did after lugging boxes into the apartment was unpack my pots and pans and dried herbs and condiments. To me, nothing says “home” like the smell of something baking in the oven :).

  • Reply Christina @ Bake with Christina April 9, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Mmm, blueberry and lavender are my favorite flavors, and I love them together! This is SO amazing!! Pinned 🙂

  • Reply Lokness @ The Missing Lokness April 9, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    Congrats on the move! The kitchen was the first place I unpacked too! And it really does some times to get used to a new home. But I am sure that gorgeous homemade baked goods like yours would really help! The smell of comfort and home! I am not sure what clafoutis is, but sounds very delish! Perfect for berry season. Love to try it soon!

  • Reply Katalina @ Peas and Ponies April 9, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    This is stunning!!! I just want to grab a slice right now, love the flavor combo, and your photography is beautiful! Congrats on moving in.

  • Reply Tjasa @ Sprinkle of cinnamon April 9, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Congratulations on your move! 🙂 And you are right, kitchen is the heart of the home. I never tried making clafoutis, yours looks amazing and combination of blueberries and lavender sounds really tasty.

  • Reply Sarah | Broma Bakery April 9, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Clafoutis are the best. And I’m loving these overhead shots, Thalia!

  • Reply Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps April 9, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    I always feel more settled when the kitchen is complete. This clafoutis seems like the perfect inaugural dish to break in the kitchen, simple, but seriously elegant and celebratory.

  • Reply Annie @ ciaochowbambina April 9, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    So beautiful…..and so delicious! Happy your move went well!

  • Reply Nupur Mehra April 9, 2015 at 10:13 am

    How on earth do you cook and eat such delicious sweets and still stay in shape! Such captivating pictures, I have just had my lunch and I feel like grabbing the whole thing off your page. ~Amazing colour!

  • Reply sophie // the cake hunter April 9, 2015 at 9:31 am

    These photos are beautiful! The custardy blueberry centre is making me drool <3 just gorgeous.

  • Reply Johlene@FlavoursandFrosting April 9, 2015 at 8:43 am

    Congratulations on your new house and I know how it feels when you move into a new house, like it´s foreign/all strange, but soon it will become home and in a few months you´ll know it´s home 🙂 This clafoutis looks amazing!

  • Reply Maggie April 9, 2015 at 4:52 am

    Glad to hear you finally finished the moving! Congrats!
    It will take some time to settle down, but I believe the nice clafoutis will help you relax and feel happier, as it did to me 🙂

  • Reply mira April 9, 2015 at 3:41 am

    Gorgeous dessert Thalia! Love the flavors, pinned!

  • Reply mjskit April 9, 2015 at 1:18 am

    Can definitely relate to the disorder caused by a new kitchen or a move. Hope you settle in soon. Your Clafoutis is gorgeous! Such lovely pictures and blueberries and lavender sounds like a heavenly combination.

  • Reply Rachel @ Bakerita April 9, 2015 at 1:16 am

    What a gorgeous clafoutis!! I’ve never made one, but now I absolutely want to try it. This sounds incredible, especially with the lavender.

  • Reply Analida April 9, 2015 at 12:42 am

    This dessert looks lovely! I might try it for mother’s day!

  • Reply Holly | Beyond Kimchee April 9, 2015 at 12:12 am

    I don’t think I had much success with any Clafoutis so far. Yours look just fabulous that motivates me to challenge again. Beautiful combination of lavender and blueberries!

  • Reply Rachel April 9, 2015 at 12:12 am

    So beautiful, I can’t even!

  • Reply Gerry @ Foodness gracious April 9, 2015 at 12:09 am

    Lavender is an awesome ingredient, I particularly like it in my lemon bars 🙂 I recently just took part in a group giveaway for a dozen new cookbooks and Mimi’s book was the one I chose to put in. I love her style.

  • Reply Adam J. Holland April 8, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    OK. I cannot even pronounce this, but I want it. Now. (Please.) Beautiful!

  • Reply Ben April 8, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    I adore lavender, and the combo of lavender and blueberries is just fabulous! Well done!

  • Reply Lori R. April 8, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    I agree! The kitchen is always the first to be unpacked when we move. I’m so glad to hear you are settling in. This is stunning. I am crazy about blueberries. And I love that square plate with the blue pattern. Just gorgeous.

  • Reply Maggie April 8, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    Congratulations on the move! I’m sure you’ll feel at home before you know it.

    I’ve long been wanting to make my first clafouti and this might be the recipe. Of course mine won’t be as completely stunning but I have to start somewhere 🙂

  • Reply Mary ann @ the beach house kitchen April 8, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    I love trying new things and I have never made a clafouti! This one sounds wonderful and blueberries are a favorite of mine. It will be next on my list. So happy to hear you are adjusting well to your new home!

  • Reply Kelley @ Chef Savvy April 8, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    This looks wonderful Thalia! I’ve never even heard of clafoutis before and look forward to trying it!

  • Reply Meagan @ The F&B Department April 8, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    I love the blueberry/lavender combination of flavors. I’ve never made clafoutis before, so I’m definitely pinning this quick and simple-to-put-together recipe. Thanks for sharing it, and I hope you find your dough hook!

  • Reply Prash@YummilyYours April 8, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    I could relate to your “guest like feeling” thayy comes with a move:) but I like the new smells, new textures and the sparkling clean that comes with it too! The clafoutis looks and sounds delicious 🙂

  • Reply Amanda @ Cookie Named Desire April 8, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    Wow I love your photos here this wood is gorgeous. And the clafoutis is just stunning! I love the flavor pairing (having just made a blueberry lavender galette recently) I’m glad to hear you are moved in alright and are learning to adjust in the new surrounding

  • Reply Beeta @ Mon Petit Four April 8, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Yummy! What a wonderful combination of flavors. I’m waiting for sour cherry season so I can make a clafoutis with those! Your photos are lovely too! XO

  • Reply Daniela April 8, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    This s a post that pleases all senses.
    Beautiful pics, colors and flavors.

  • Reply Rachelle April 8, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    This is so pretty! How awesome to combine lavendar and blueberries. I’m glad you were able to get your kitchen unpacked. Welcome Home!

  • Reply Kathleen | HapaNom April 8, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    Congrats on the move! In the next few months, I’m going to be dealing with learning a new kitchen too. Yikes! In any event, judging by your gorgeous photos and dish, it looks like you’ve settled in well. I love lavender, but you don’t see it used very often. I’m so glad that I’m seeing this wonderful herb used regularly on your site. Then again, you have such wonderfully creative flavors and ideas, I’m not surprised 😉

  • Reply Swati @ The Full-time Foodie April 8, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    This looks delish and wow I’m so impressed you’re already making things in your kitchen so quickly after your move. I literally cannot function for 2 weeks after any move! Congratulations 🙂

  • Reply Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) April 8, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Hooray! You moved in and the kitchen is the most important room anyway so good for you. I am so glad you got the kitchen together to make this perfection! I’m in love!

  • Reply Mike@TheIronYou April 8, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    Blueberries and lavander, what a great combo. I’m literally drooling over the keyboard right now!

  • Reply Dini @ Giramuk's Kitchen April 8, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    This looks stunning! I love Blueberry and Lavender, and this just looks dreamy! I need to try this Calfoutis 🙂

  • Reply Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar April 8, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    This is absolutely stunning! I would die of happiness with this for breakfast!

  • Reply Maria April 8, 2015 at 10:43 am

    When I grow up, I wanna be like you…such an inspiration! Absolutely mouth-watering.

  • Reply Marla Meridith April 8, 2015 at 9:50 am

    Comfort appeal for sure!! Glad your move went well. This clafoutis looks amazing!

  • Reply Arman @ thebigmansworld April 8, 2015 at 9:27 am

    Thalia, you have your priorities in order. Always have the kitchen organised first.

    This looks delicious- Love how much you use lavender!

  • Reply Simone April 8, 2015 at 6:10 am

    OMG, I need a piece. NOW!!!! It looks amazing…

  • Reply Amanda April 8, 2015 at 5:56 am

    I’ve been waiting to read your blogpost ever since you posted a picture of this clafoutis on Instagram!

  • Reply Erin April 8, 2015 at 5:40 am

    I really love your pictures, they are so beautiful! And great recipe, as per usual.

  • Reply Michelle @ Hummingbird High April 8, 2015 at 4:28 am

    Gorgeous, Thalia! I love Mimi’s recipe because it’s so easily adaptable to seasonal fruits and local flavors — I think I made it last winter, but with cranberries and oranges (what was in season at the time). I love your blueberry and lavender take, and that photo of the flanny, custardy center makes me want to climb into my screen and eat it. Also, your new kitchen is gorgeous! Congrats on moving in!

    • Reply thalia April 8, 2015 at 4:38 am

      Thank you my dear, I took a little inspiration from your cranberry clafoutis too. Such beautiful work!

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