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Clafoutis with peaches & lavender: a Provencal dream

There are places that, once you’ve seen them, take a special place in your heart forever. Maybe they’re not full of luxurious resorts and they don’t have a caraibic sea, but there’s something that touches your soul and makes you feel lighthearted. That is the case of Provence, in South France, a land where artists and painters went for decades attracted by the incredible light that fills everything. Close your eyes: can you feel the warmth of the sun lightly touch your face? And the smell, a mixture of sea breeze and lavender, thyme, oregano… it’s not a case if Grasse, the capital city of “parfums” is here. Now listen: the musical sound of French language …. open your eyes and wonder watching infinite violet blurs, olive trees, old stone houses with colored shutters. It’s like a postcard sent directly to your soul.

Sometimes you cannot leave everything and just go there, so few days ago, wanting to feel that beautiful sensation in my heart, I decided to cook something that could give me the same emotions and this is the result: a soft clafoutis with peaches and lavender. Hope you will enjoy it, even if you don’t like dessert a lot, it deserve to be cooked just for the marvellous flavor that will expand in your house. Bon appetit!

Ingredients:

– 3 eggs

– 150 g of almond flour

– 100 g of butter

– 100 g of sugar

– 1 spoon of white flour

– 1 dl of heavy cream

– 2 peaches

– 1 spoon of lavender

Beat 3 eggs with then add the sugar. When the mixture is light and fluffy add the 2 flours and the melted butter (at room temperature) mixing after every addition. Finally add the heavy cream and mix again. Butter and flour a pan, pour the mixture and insert the peaches, peeled and tiny sliced.  Sprinkle with lavender and cook for 30 minutes in preheated oven at 180°C (350 °F).

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