One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A tart made of fruit, typically cherries, baked in a sweet batter.
- ‘The peaches were made into a clafoutis, but… that didn't turn out so well.’
- ‘Traditional clafoutis are made with cherries, preferably unpitted, but I've been known to use apricots, myself, especially when they're at their rosy peak.’
- ‘These were light, shuddery golden bites which had a yielding texture somewhere between a French clafoutis and a Yorkshire pudding.’
- ‘The deep silence that greeted us every morning all but mandated the house-livening presence of breakfast baking - pancakes, popovers, cranberry clafoutis, blueberry coffee cake.’
- ‘The clafoutis was still warm, with a thin spongey surface over juicy cherries and a thicker batter base.’
French, from dialect clafir ‘to stuff’.
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