5/19/13

Video attempt: One-Pan Pasta and Cherry-Almond Clafoutis

Making this pasta felt like performing a magic trick. I would recommend making it as soon as possible. As for the clafoutis? Provided you buy already blanched almonds and use a cherry-pitter, well, it's pretty magical too.

Cherry-Almond Clafoutis slightly adapted from A Platter of Figs
1 tablespoon butter
Flour for dusting the pan
2 pounds cherries, pitted
1/2 cup blanched whole almonds
6 large eggs
2 cups packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1/2 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
powdered sugar

Preheat the oven to 375F. Butter and flour a 10- or 12-inch gratin dish or large cast-iron frying pan and arrange the cherries in the bottom. Scatter the blanched almonds evenly over the cherries.

Beat the eggs with the brown sugar and flour. When the mixture is smooth, whisk in the milk. Add the vanilla extract. Pour the batter over the fruit.

Bake for 40 minutes, or until the top is nicely browned and a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool, then dust with powdered sugar. Clafoutis tastes best at room temperature. 

One-Pan Pasta via Martha Stewart Living
12 oz. dried spaghetti
12 oz. cherry or grape tomatoes, halved or quartered if large
1 onion, thinly sliced
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
3 sprigs basil, plus more torn ones for garnish
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive lil, plus more for serving
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
4 1/2 cups water
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese, for serving

Combine the pasta, tomatoes, onion, garlic, red-pepper flakes, basil, oil, 2 teaspoons salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and water in a large straight-sided skillet. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil mixture, stirring and turning pasta frequently with tongs, until pasta is al dente and water has nearly been absorbed, about 9 minutes.

Season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish with basil. Serve with olive oil and Parmesan.
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25 comments:

Matthew said...

LOVED that pasta. Could definitely work that into the rotation! xoxo

gabi said...

I just had that pasta for dinner tonight and read your blog for desert just to find the same recipe!

Meaghan said...

Jame Dudi! I do that all the damn time.

Sara in America said...

I was waiting for Jame Dudi Clafouti...glad she made it.

Tim said...

I just made that pasta TOOOOOOO! Biotch!

The Hungry Lovers said...

I had to look up clafoutis to find out what it was...oh my gosh this looks fantastic. I'll be making this as soon as the Michigan cherries are in season!

Sasha said...

Making pasta and sauce in the same pan is blowing my mind. Can't wait to try it!

Amelia Morris said...

Martha Stewart Living forever!! Also, weren't you completely skeptical until it worked??

Amelia Morris said...

omg, how did I not say Jame Dudi Clafoutis?? It needs to be put into the tune of that song: "Good Golly, Miss Molly!"

Amelia Morris said...

lolzzzzz

lipstick and soda said...

i'm definitely going to try this, thanks for sharing!

HomemadeMother said...

I just saw the first cherries of the season in the grocery store this morning - will have to try this recipe soon!

bananafish said...

pasta...yum. clafoutis...intimidated. Dame Dench...looooove

Mary Anne said...

Clafouti break!!!!!

(That is a Mr. Show reference. You prob don't know it. Hint: he says TOFUTTI break! but it sounds like CLAFOUTI BREAK!!!)

Just google it.

Mary Anne said...

Ima have Adam make this pasta for us STAT!

Sara in America said...

LOLOLOLOLOL just sang it a little in my head.

Ashley Bee said...

Oh goodness this looks like the perfect summer meal! I've never had a claufoutis, but it looks amazing!

Ms.Nožisková said...

Someday, maybe not soon, but someday, I really hope I can make a room full of guests to pipe down and simultaneously make that stumped what-just-happened-here face demonstrated at 1:10. That would be an entertaining triumph.

Rita said...

Thanks for sharing this yummy pasta recipe.

Shelley said...

I can't even pronounce it, but put "cherry-almond" in front of anything--and I'll eat it.

Rachel said...

Making this/these. Done.

Natasha said...

Soooo I cooked both of these dishes last weekend, and while the clafoutis was a big fat fail {guess using a cast iron pan was key}, the one pot pasta was a-ma-zing! How can something so simple be so good? I don't know, but I'm cooking it again tomorrow night just to verify that it was not a fluke!

Amanda said...

I made the pasta last night and it was amazing! Everything I have made from your blog has been wonderful. I love that hungry cat salad too. Simple yummy foods are my jam.

Amelia Morris said...

hurrah!! So happy to hear it!

Amelia Morris said...

awwww, sorry about your clafoutis fail! But congrats on the pasta!