Ok so first things first. This isn’t a french recipe, its Belgian and comes from the Belgian town of Liège. Anyone who has visited Belgium will know that it’s not just famous for its beer and “moules-frites” (mussels and chips) but also for its unbelievably delicious waffles or gaufres ! … [read more]
Flaugnarde or flognarde is a baked French dessert with fruit and a thick flan-like batter hailing from the Limousin and Auvergne region in France. It is similar to a clafoutis, which is made with black cherries whereas a flaugnarde is made with apples, peaches, pears, plums, prunes etc. It can be served either warm or cold.
- 100g flour
- 100g sugar
- 1 table spoon oil
- 300ml milk
- 200ml liquid cream (or liquid crème fraîche)
- 5 eggs
- 6 apples
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- Pre-heat oven to 180°C
- Peel and core the apples and slice into circles
- Mix everything together in a bowl in the following order : flour, sugar, oil, milk, cream, salt
- Beat eggs well and add to mixture
- Butter a round oven dish and spread the apple slices around evenly
- Pour the batter over the apples
- Bake in oven for 45 minutes at 180°C
Yet another loaf cake – my most used tin in the kitchen! Pears are in season at the moment, for this recipe just make sure they are nice and soft before using.
This is a really versatile pastry and it adapts perfectly to both savoury and sweet recipes.