Jul 22 2010

Red Currant Clafoutis

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Clafou-what?! Klah-foo-tee. Originally made with cherries, a clafoutis is a baked French dessert with a flan-like batter. Classically, the pits are left in the cherries because it is said to release an aroma reminiscent of almonds. It hails from the Limousin region located in south central France. Clafoutis comes from the French word 'clafir' which means ...


Nov 30 2009

Pain Perdu – The Perfection of French Toast

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I love dessert for breakfast! Exactly a year ago during our brunch at Craftbar in Manhattan, we encountered the epitome of perfection that will benchmark all the future french toasts to come. Determined to recreate this recipe at home, I took on the challenge. Bring it on, Tom Colicchio…