It's reveal time here for our Cherry themed Mystery Ingredient Monday.
I pinned lots of good looking things on Pinterest.
I bought a cherry pitter, because I'm sucker for kitchen gadgets. Bonus, the pits come flying out like projectiles so the kids have a blast. (Protective eyewear not included.)
I even saw some darling cherry themed jewelry on Etsy.
But in the end, I made the Cherry Clafoutis (pronounced Klah-foo-tee) recipe from the Chicago Tribune that I linked to last week.
My get-up-and-go showed up after 9pm at night, which means that most of my people were asleep in bed when the finished product was ready to eat.
|Almost ready, just needs one more thing....|
Hot out of the oven, the molten cherries spilled their juices on the fluffy pudding-like batter and it was glorious.
But in the morning, it was rather underwhelming. Just ok.
The recipe says, "Serve immediately." The recipe does NOT say "Serve 8 hours later when room temp."
I mean it was still good, but not "Knock-Your-Socks-Off and Hand-This-Recipe-Down-to-Your-Descendants-in-Perpetuity" good.
So don't make it at 9 o'clock at night.
In fact, Cherry Clafoutis would be a pretty legit coffee cake or brunch type offering, if you're into brunch, which I am very much into. Bacon and Lunch and Champagne, followed by a nap, sign me up.
I still have some cherries in the fridge. I just need to get my hands on some fresh mint and then I can make these Fresh Cherry Mojitos.
Tasha at A Clan's Tale is picking the next ingredient. She texted Anne and me yesterday and asked if we wanted advance notice on the Mystery Ingredient, but we didn't take her up on it. We're scrupulous rule followers that way (which is code for "I didn't see the text before it was too late at night to help anyway").
It's Link-Up Time! I cannot wait to clickety clack on all of your cherry pickin's. I guess you technically get more than a week to work on this, because the link-up won't close until next Sunday night. Maybe by then, one of us will have come up with a cute button for this thing. (No pressure, Anne, what with your adorable homemade blog header and all.