Afternoon tea - Blueberry Clafoutis

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Our little blueberry bush is starting to get flower buds all over it and I am determined to actually get some off it this year, unlike last year.

But whilst impatiently waiting for it to fruit I purchased a punnet this week and made a Blueberry Clafoutis, yum!

Clafoutis is ridiculously easy to make and can be used with a variety of fruits, plums, berries and traditionally, cherries.  It is heavy on the eggs and light on the flour so it ends up something like a baked custard.

Blueberry Clafoutis

1 punnet blueberries (or fruit of your choice)
1/2 cup plain flour
1/3 cup sugar
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup milk
25g unsalted butter, melted
Additional melted butter for greasing
icing sugar to dust


Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Brush shallow pie plate with additional melted butter.

Spread blueberries onto pie plate.

Sift the flour, add sugar and make a well. Gradually add combined milk, eggs and butter, whisking constantly to ensure it is smooth and free of lumps.

Pour batter over berries. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until risen and golden. Remove from oven and dust with icing sugar when cool.

Serve immediately and enjoy!

The baby house is sold

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

The baby house is what my cousin calls the house you bring your babies home to, and today the cooling off period closed for the sale of our baby house. Definitely mixed emotions here.

Sad, because we bought the land as an engaged couple, built our dream house on it, making every decision on what the house would look like, colour of the bricks and roof tiles, kitchen cupboards and countertops, paint colours, light fightings, everything. And we had it just about perfect, having finally bought all the furniture to fill it and to have it looking like we wanted it to. But unfortunately we outgrew the backyard some years ago, our yearning for big vegie gardens and orchards meant we were destined to move at some point.

And this year was the year it happened. We went from a 735 square metre block to a 19 980 one. And we love it. And even though we know we can and will make this place just as lovely, we miss our beautiful house.

But we are also happy, because now we can get one with making this place our home. Build the big shed, extend the house, start the vegie patch and orchard. Whilst dreaming of making it just as perfect for us as our baby house was.