The post today is an example of how I use up food to prevent waste. I know this is not what you would normally have as a lunch but it was satisfying and delicious. Nectarine Clafoutis...
|Ingredients for Nectarine Clafoutis|
|Batter ingredients about to be blitzed|
|Pour about a 1/4 of an inch of batter into pie dish and bake until just set|
|Just set batter|
|Scatter cut up Nectarines over slightly cooked batter|
|The rest of the batter is poured over Nectarines, sprinkled with extra sugar and then put back into the oven|
|Golden and gorgeous|
Before we left for our Cruise last week, I made sure that all fruit, vegetables and anything that would go off while we were away, was used up to prevent waste. I cut up and froze the last of the Kiwi fruit and the Nectarines were cut up and used in this delightful Clafoutis. The classic French dessert made traditionally with Cherries, but I think any fruit would work well.
We had this for lunch before we left on our Cruise and it was just beautiful. It was filling enough as there were eggs in it and light enough to serve for lunch on a horribly hot day as it was fruit based. I served this with the last of the fresh cream to also use it up. The original recipe comes from here, I substituted Nectarines for the the Cherries. I feel you could use any fruit that you have on hand.
1 and 1/4 cups of milk (I used powdered milk as no one in our house drinks dairy milk)
1/3 cups of sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup plain flour
4 Nectarines, cut into chunks
extra sugar for sprinkling over the top
Preheat oven to 160 C - 180C (depending how "hot" your oven is)
Using a blender, combine the milk, sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt and flour and blitz until smooth
Lightly butter a pie dish and pour about a 1/4 inch layer of the blitzed batter over the bottom. Set aside remaining batter
Place pie dish into preheated oven and cook batter until just set
Remove pie dish from oven and top with cut up nectarines, then pour over remaining batter and sprinkle with extra sugar
Pop back into the oven and cook until set and golden
Serve with cream or ice cream, just delicious.
So, over to you, what have you eaten to "use up" perishable items?