Yesterday was Bastille Day. For those of you who do not know what it is, it is a French National Holiday that celebrates France becoming a republic. It is on this special day that the angry Parisian took over the Bastille Prison to show how much they were angry at Louis The XVI. And it is also on this day that The French Revolution started. On July 14th, there are celebrations, military parades and fireworks in most towns. Look at this link to see a few pictures of Paris yesterday: http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/07/14/12741335-bastille-day-celebrations-take-over-paris?lite
To sum it up, July 14th or Bastille Day is the same for French people as Independence Day is to Americans. Of course I no longer celebrate this holiday now that i live in the USA, but I think about France a bit more on this special day and all that it commemorates to me. Sometimes even I tried to have a party with my friends and serve french food. Yesterday, I was asked to do a cooking class so I did a French cooking class as I saw it was well fitted for the occasion. Among the food I prepared, I fixed a blueberry and raspberry clafouti.
Clafouti is the Summer Fruit Dessert by excellence. You can change the fruit as the season changes.
Ingredients for 12 cupcake size: 2 cups of blueberries, 1 small container of raspberry, 4 eggs, 1 cup of heavy cream, 1/2 cup of flour, 1/2 cup of sugar, 1 tbsp of vanilla extract.
Turn the oven to 400. In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients except the fruits. Place the muffin tray on the perforated sheet. Divide the batter evenly among the 12 cupcakes. Then divide the fruit evenly among the cups as well. Place the tray into the oven and cook for 15 minutes, or until the center is no longer wabbly. Serve hot, or cold, with whipped cream or ice-cream. Et voila!!!
Bon Appetit and Happy Cooking!!!