Summer time = fruits time

Summer time = fruits time

It's official it's summer! 

 Melon-peach-blueberry smoothie

Melon-peach-blueberry smoothie

Thought it is not yet super hot, summer fruits start to appear everywhere in the garden and at the market. Shiny pinkish plums, soft and pink peaches, melons, blue-berries, addictive cherries. Soon to come also the delicious nashi, watermelon etc... So I'm happy because it means fresh and juicy fruits every day that are going to replace the usual kiwi and pineapple! It means new recipes of smoothies and of clafoutis. 

Clafoutis are so simple to prepare, and so delicious for breakfast, dessert or snack that I prepare many during the summer. It's a very simple mixture of any kind of flour, a bit of sugar, eggs and milk or equivalent. Proportion vary depending on the aspect you want the clafouti to have. More milk and egg for a flat custard like type, less if you want it to look like a Brittany's famous "far". In a buttered pie-dish set the mixture, and then add the fruits. Finally baked in the oven around 180deg for 20 to 30min depending on the size (if no oven, you can bake in a greased pan under cover at low eat). You can add any type of fruit in that support heat: berries, cherries, plums, peaches, apricots... You can eat warm or cold.

 Plum and peaches clafouti for breakfast

Plum and peaches clafouti for breakfast

梅酒 - umeshu

梅酒 - umeshu

Macha Frappuccino

Macha Frappuccino