05/24/2013

"Clafoutis aux cerises " or traditional french cherry cake.

It is cherry season again !! Time to make some cherry cake or as we say "clafoutis" in Provence. This is a very simple recipe that sure will delect eveybody.

 

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For 6 people and a round baking dish about 10" diameter  2 " deep :

Butter the botton of the mold .Then fill it up with enough cherries to cover the mold entirely and almost have a partial second layer of fruits ( you'll need almost 2 pounds of fruits ) .Pit the cherries carefully !!

Cover the fruits with a batter made with :

2 eggs lightly beaten , 200ml of whipping cream,

50grs of grounded almonds ( about 4 tablespoons ) available at Trader Joes . Ralph and Whole foods also sell almond meal

75grs of self rising flour  ( about 4 tablespoons ) , 40 grs of melted butter , 75 to 100 grs of sugar depending on how sweet or not the cherries are ( 4 to 6 tbs ) , vanilla ( extract or beans) and a dash of a good dark rhum .

( please note that the tablespoons measurements are really approximative....my mum said a couple of soup spoons = 2 tbs ??  I measure in grams not in tbs.....measuring in grams will give you the perfect result and you won't take the chance to have  a cake to heavy in flour ....)

Sprinkle with some coarse crystallized sugar and a few sliced almonds .Bake at 350F for about 30 to 40 mns ( until knife comes out clean and cake is golden brown )

Serve with some panacotta ice cream or vanilla ice cream. I think that cake is best eaten a few hours after it's done ...almost still a bit warm so I try to make it late afternoon if we'll have it for dinner. It gets a bit soggy the next day with the moisture of the fruits.

 

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05/17/2013

Plastic dishes in soft colors. Melamine plates are dishwasher safe.

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Patterns for melamine dishes :

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Top : Malaga blue or red

Middle: Petite fleur de Provence in red , blue or yellow

Provence solid in red ( being discontinued , blue or yellow (also available in green )

Set of 8 salad + 8 dinner plates $209 or sold individualy

Bottom : Salad bowls ( $35 ) , serving platters $20 -$30

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Assorted coated tablecloths ( sizes available are indicated below the photo )

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We stock coated tablecloths is the following sizes :

Round 70"  $89, Square 62 x 62"  $ 65 , Rect 62 x 84" ( table for  6 )  $ 96 , Rect 62 x 96" ( table for 8 ) $ 109  , Rect 62 x 120" ( table for 12 ) $ 139.00 

All patterns are shown  below ( round tablecloths have a round design , square and rectangular tablecloths  have a linear pattern )

We also have in stock round cotton tablecloths in the same patterns

Any custom size is possible ( 90" round or longer rectangular ) Call or email us your request .

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We have reversable coated placemats too ! ( $13 each)

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Round designs examples ( we did not photograph all the round designs but all patterns are shown in rectangular below)

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DSCN5612 [1280x768].JPGMimosa pattern yellow

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DSCN5627 [1280x768].JPGMonaco blue pattern for round tablecloths

 

 

DSCN5625 [1280x768].JPGMonaco green pattern for round tablecloths

 

 

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