Sometimes being a homeowner can feel like such a drag. The furnace fails, guess who’s on the hook. And when the walk needs to be shoveled, the lawn needs to be mowed, or the caulking around the shower starts to brown and peel? Yep, my problems, no one else’s.
And then there are times when I’m reminded that having a house and a yard to call my own are major blessings. This sort of thing is usually pretty easy to recognize on a mid-summer day when I realize I’ve got a tree full ripe cherries and I’m no choice but to make an impromptu dessert on a Tuesday. Ah, the importance of perspective.
So for my impromptu weekday dessert, I chose to make clafoutis. Clafoutis (or clafouti…) is a dessert with a fancy French name that couldn’t be simpler to make or more delicious to eat. It’s a custardy little cake baked in a pie pan, packed full of cherries. I snuck a bit of cornmeal into mine and a splash of amaretto to bring out the flavor of the cherries.