I was making lemon tarts to take to friend's house after his mother passed away and thinking that food is such a universal way of giving comfort and showing we care for someone.
With that thought in my head, I picked up a message from a food website asking if I would contribute to a series they were running as a special event for the month of December. ~
Slurrpy .com has put together twelve bloggers, from five continents, to celebrate the common ingredient in cooking. That ingredient is love. All twelve bloggers are as different from each other as you could imagine and yet, we all care about the food we make; where it comes from and how it is prepared. We are much more alike that it seems at first glance. We step over walls of politics, faith and culture to become global friends, with food as our common ground.
I'd say that embodies the spirit of Christmas for me.
Each week we are given two ingredients to use in a recipe of our choice. We are asked to use recipes that anyone can make, with no special equipment and minimal preparation. These are dishes that are made by people living busy lives, not trained chefs with a fully staffed kitchen. I do admit to having quite a bit of cat help in the kitchen but I certainly don't have a sous chef!
This week our ingredients were cinnamon and pear.
My contribution is a Canadian take on a classic French dessert, Clafoutis. ~
The Canadian spin is replacing the powdered sugar, usually sprinkled on top, with a drizzle of pure maple syrup. Pears baked in custard just went from dessert to a delicious and elegant special occasion breakfast! ~
I can't give you the full recipe here because I wrote it for Slurrpy.com so you'll have to head over there to see all this weeks pear and cinnamon creations. Click here to head on over.
I took the clafoutis over to my sister and brother in law and it passed the taste test with flying colours!
Clafooutis - new to me, looks wonderful. Have a lovely week.ReplyDelete
I've heard of Clafoutis but never tasted it, it looks delicious and I'm sure tastes even better with maple syrup.ReplyDelete
I have never heard of Clafoutis but it looks delicious. I love your can of maple syrup which looks very Canadian. :) Enjoy the weekend.ReplyDelete
Oh, this was delicious. As I took my first taste I couldn't believe how GOOD it was. Thanks for sharing this feast for Paul and I.ReplyDelete
Beautiful! Happy to be partnering with you!ReplyDelete
Mmmmm,...sounds lovely and what a neat idea for this different yet the same recipe sharing.ReplyDelete
Wow, spectacular!! And now I am hungry...ReplyDelete
Looks so good Maureen. Hopped over to Slurrpy.com. Looks easy to make.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures
It's gorgeous, Maureen! I can't live without my maple syrup and it's the only thing I ask for when family visits; there's NOTHING like it in the world!ReplyDelete
What a lovely challenge to be asked to participate in. Based on the pictures of your scrumptious creation, I think they asked the right person.ReplyDelete
Yum-O. I have found a love for maple syrup rather late in life after I found out about the evils of HFCS. It is maple syrup all the time now. Your dessert is beautiful. Merry ChristmasReplyDelete
That sounds like fun I'm always curios what other countries do, off to get the recipe and check out the rest of them.ReplyDelete
this looks yum!ReplyDelete
That not only looks like it tastes heavenly, it's beautiful! What a cool idea... i'm going over to check out the other recipes...ReplyDelete
Oh what fun! I'm off to check it out! I have to tell you that I made a raspberry clafoutis a couple of weeks ago and it was my first dessert fail in years. I was stunned. I was way to busy talking to my guests and for some reason I put in salt instead of sugar. Oh Maureen, it was completely inedible! So embarrassing! I'm off to check out your pear one now because it looks divine and I haven't given up on clafoutis...just talking while cooking!ReplyDelete
Oh this looks so good. I will go over to get the recipe! :)ReplyDelete
I hope you are enjoying this holiday season .
Wow, that looks great!!! Yep, food is love! Have a very Merry Christmas!ReplyDelete
YUM! It looks delicious Maureen! Yup, food is an international language. Congrats on being selected.ReplyDelete
Oh, what a beautiful dessert, Maureen. You are great in the kitchen!ReplyDelete
Oh yum, nothing better than pure maple syrup....I bet it is great! Congratulations for writing for SlurrpyReplyDelete
Oh my, this looks delicious and I love, love maple syrup! Congrats on writing for Slurrpy!ReplyDelete