21.4.08

HHDD#19 - Clafoutis!



My days seem way too short for what I want to do. Not much of a surprise since it's like that since... oh well, since always! But lately I just can't find enough time for all that requires my attention: family, friends, students, co-workers. And then there's the tennis - my other addiction. It's not everyday the n.1 player in the world (aka The Mighty Federer) does his way to play at my 'backyard'. So I went to Estoril, got soaked (several times) and had a sunburned nose by the end of the week... How cool is that? All for the price of one! The good thing is I got to spend time with friends I don't usually see, chitchat for hours, shot tons of pictures - oh I LOVE outdoors! - and in the end my favourite won!

Game over. Back to kitchen. It's Hay Hay it’s Donna Day time! Bron is hosting this month’s event and the super-theme she chose was clafoutis! This is my entry for this month’s Hay Hay it’s Donna Day food blogging event.

Bacon & Fig Clafoutis

For 6 small individual plates

2 eggs
1/2 cup whole milk
1 cup Parmesan, coarsely grated
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup pistachios, chopped
1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
12 dried figs, halved
1/4 cup Porto Wine
bacon (about 1 cup), cubed
salt and pepper, to taste

Preheat the oven to 180°C (360ºF).

Soak dried figs in wine for at least 1 hour to hydrate.

In a non-stick saucepan, cook bacon with a little water until golden. Add dried figs and sliced red onion, mixing to combine. Allow to cook for 2 minutes. Pour in the wine. When resumed, remove from heat. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs with the grated Parmesan. Pour in the milk, and whisk until combined. Add in the flour, mixing continuously. Season with pepper and a pinch of salt (depending on how salty the bacon is). Place the bacon mixture evenly into 6 individual greased heatproof plates. Pour the bater on top. Sprinkle with chopped pistachios. Bake for 20 minutes or until cooked through. Serve immediately, with a rocket salad.



Other Clafoutis recipes:
Curd Cheese Clafoutis with Cherry Tomatoes
Courgette and Feta Clafoutis


Check the great roundup at Bron's and vote for your favourite!

17 comments:

Aran said...

Suzana, that is genius! I would love to sink my teeth into a bacon and fig clafoutis. Wonderful!

jj said...

Those look wonderful and I love the heart shaped dishes you have!

Pixie said...

Yummy figs, we bought a few not too long ago, unfortunately they weren't very sweet :(. Your dish sounds scrumptious.

You've also been awarded the 'E' from me.

Grace said...

three things:
1. your heart-shaped dishes are adorable.
2. roger federer is adorable.
3. your fig and bacon concoction sounds delicious and nutritious. nicely done! :)

Deborah said...

What a beautiful clafoutis!

Gretchen Noelle said...

Bacon and fig?!? Wow, what an interesting combo! i am sure they tasted delicious!

Tartelette said...

The combination of bacon and fig is brilliant! They look beautiful!

Kate / Kajal said...

now thats a very unusual combination.
your dishes are so adorable.

Bron said...

Suzana this is one fantastic Clafoutis! I'm really looking forward to trying this one as it my hubby!

ChichaJo said...

Holy Mackarel! I LOVE it! Bacon and figs!!! You are the master! :)

Barbara said...

Great combination. I'd never have thought of putting bacon and figs together.

Bron said...

Wahoooo!!! Congratulations Suzana!!

Barbara said...

Congratulations Suzana.

Bordeaux said...

Well done! Scrumptious combination for a winning recipe.

Morven said...

I love bacon and prunes together but would never have thought of pairing bacon and figs. Sounds delicious. Congratulations!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Congratulations on winning HHDD - this looks super yummy!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

I've never thought to try a savory clafoutis. This looks brilliant!