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Julia Child

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JULIA CHILD’S BERRY CLAFOUTIS

NYT COOKING

Yield: 6 to 8 Servings

Butter for pan

1 1/4 cups whole or 2 % milk

2/3 cup granulated sugar, divided

3 eggs

1 Tablespoon vanilla extract

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 cup flour

1 pint (2 generous cups) blackberries or blueberries, rinsed and well drained

Powdered sugar in a shaker

Heat the oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly butter a medium-sized flameproof baking dish at least 1 1/2 inches deep.

Place the milk, 1/3 cup granulated sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt and flour in a blender.  Blend at top speed until smooth and frothy, about 1 minute.

Pour a 1/4-inch layer of batter in the baking dish.  Turn on a stove burner to low and set dish on top for a minute or two, until a film of batter has set in the bottom of the dish.  Remove from heat.

Spread berries over the batter and sprinkle on the remaining 1/3 cup granulated sugar.  Pour. On the rest of the batter and smooth with the back. Of a spoon.  Place in the center of the oven and bake about 50 minutes, until top is puffed and browned and a tester plunged into its center comes out clean.

Norman Van Aken has been described as legendary, visionary and a trailblazer. He is known as “the founding father of New World Cuisine,” a celebration of Latin, Caribbean, Asian, African and American flavors. He is also known internationally for introducing the concept of “Fusion” to the culinary world.