Gossip Girl premieres next week and to celebrate I've invited over some friends to enjoy dinner and watch the show with me. It's a Monday night, so the menu is minimal but delicious and filling. Since Gossip Girl takes place in New York, all the recipes I'm using were crafted by acclaimed NYC chefs. This dessert, a simple raspberry clafouti, is Eric Ripert's recipe. Although the French name makes it seem like the dessert is complicated, it requires nothing more than a wire whisk and can be assembled in minutes. I'll put the clafouti in the oven when the episode starts and half way through we'll be savoring the fruity pastry piping hot. For Ripert's recipe,
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/4 cup sugar (and a little more for ramekin)
- 1 large egg
- 6 tablespoons half and half
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup raspberries
- Vanilla ice cream (or a flavor of your choice)
- Heat toaster oven to 400 degrees. Butter two 5 1/2-inch oval gratin dishes and dust with sugar.
- Whisk egg until frothy and add sugar, half and half, and vanilla extract; mix to combine.
- Add the all-purpose flour and whisk very well.
- Divide the raspberries into the baking dishes and pour the batter over the berries.
- Bake for 20 to 30 minutes until golden brown and the middle is set.
- Serve with a scoop of ice cream.
- Fruit, Desserts