Look at all the delicious cherries popping out everywhere in shops and markets, so beautiful!
And when I see cherries, I inevitably think of my favourite cherry dessert: le clafoutis aux cerises. My grandmother used to make the best cherry clafoutis I have ever eaten (I have mentioned before what a great cook she was). It was funny how every time she would be baking it during the Summer, you could see my cousins suddenly arriving for a visit, like if they could smell it from the other side of town. It was definitely a favourite thing for all of us!
This delicious dessert originates from the Limousin region in France. It is traditionally made with dark cherries but you can use other fruits too (apples, plums, peaches, blackberries, etc.). If you are a cherry clafoutis purist, you will cook the cherries with their pits in. It releases a wonderful flavour, and for me it makes this dessert incredible.
I find this dessert just perfect on a Summer day served chilled after a lovely meal of barbecued meats and grilled vegetables. You just want to sit in a garden with a good book and a plate of little squares of cherry and dark chocolate clafoutis (and probably a cheeky glass of refreshing dessert wine). And this is just a great Summer feeling!