This classic French recipe makes a wonderful individual dessert.


Knob of butter

350g (12 oz) cherries, pitted

25g (1 oz) plain flour

55g (2 oz) caster sugar

4 eggs

1 egg yolk

425ml (¾ pint) milk

6 tbsp kirsch

Icing sugar


1. Butter 6 small AGA flan dishes and divide the cherries between them.

2. Place the flour and sugar into a basin stir together, then add the eggs and egg yolk whisk together and gradually add the milk. Strain the batter over the cherries and pour a tablespoon of kirsch over the top of each flan dish.

3. Place towards the top of the Baking Oven and cook for 30-35 minutes, until the clafoutis is brown and puffed up. Cool until warm and dredge with icing sugar, then serve.

Conventional cooking
Bake at 190°C, Fan Oven 170°C or Gas Mark 5 for about 45 minutes.

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