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Luxembourg, Old City

Luxembourg, Old City
Not many things much better than warm fresh quiche on a cold day!

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OMG, is that a rhubarb clafouti? 

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That does look like rhubarb, doesn't it?  It was sitting right beside the ham and mushroom quiche.  But rhubarb sounds appealing right now.....

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Clafoutis (I lost an s in typing) is a French dessert that is essentially a tart with fruit (the most traditional is cherries) in a flan-like custard. Usually you bake part of the custard a bit, add the fruit and more custard. 

 

I always thought it was from Normandy, because I first encountered it there, and then in a Norman restaurant in Paris, but it turns out the food historians say it comes from Limousin, and the name is from the Occitan "clafotis" which means "filled." So what probably started out as a "filled tart" became a "filled." And when I eat it, so do I.

 

Here's a link to Julia Child's version.

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Very interesting.  Eating them for decades and never heard the term.  I love to learn something about which I believed I already knew it all!  Yum.

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