Blueberry-Earl Grey Flaugnarde

First off, I’d like to apologize to my vegan and vegetarian friends who do not consume dairy / eggs. I do not have the culinary repertoire (yet) to provide effective substitutes for this specific recipe, although, I hope to keep brushing up on my culinary knowledge, and perhaps dig into molecular gastronomy to learn how to veganize more of my food. I do, however, promise that my next recipe will be vegan, so stay tuned.

What exactly is a flaugnarde? To me, its like the lovechild of a flan and a pie. This traditional French dish comprises of a dairy batter mixed with fruits. When baked, you get a thick, almost custard filling with bits of delicious fruits. The classic version with black cherries is known as a clafoutis.

I added a delicate amount of earl grey into this dish. The combination of the blueberry and tea flavour is one of my all-time favourite flavour combos.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 earl grey tea bags
  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • Butter (for greasing the baking dish)
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar (for garnish)
  1. Place tea bags in 1/2 cup of water in a pot. Cook on high until reduced by at least half (1/4 cup). Once reduced, let cool down to room temperature.
  2. Mix together eggs, milk, cream, sugar and vanilla, earl grey tea (after it has cooled down). Slowly add in all purpose flour.
  3. grease pie dish or 8″ square dish with butter, and add blueberries
  4. pour batter into dish (should fill half of the dish).
  5. Bake on 325F for approx 30 minutes (until puffed and golden).
  6. Serve hot or cold, and enjoy 🙂

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  1. Rhonda McBallister August 5, 2016 — 4:18 pm

    Mmmmm I LOVE Earl Grey!! This was a little tricky to sip out of my favourite cup, and far colder than what I’m used to, and it didn’t really have the usual pick-me-up that I get as I do my crossword and eat my egg on toast then dip the crust in marmalade.

    But it was very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very tasty! I loved it!

    I give it a 1 out of 1.

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  2. Looks stunning, I would love to try out the recipe, I bet it’s really delicious 😊

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