Word of Mouth: Flognarde

Word of Mouth: Flognarde

Faith Durand
Sep 17, 2007

Flognarde [flow nyard] n. Also flaugnarde - a clafoutis made with a fruit other than cherries.

We really love clafoutis - the easy breakfast cross between a custard and a cake. We've talked about Big Pancake and Apple Pancake, which are very similar to clafoutis - oven-baked pancakes that puff spectacularly and descend into custardy goodness. We've also made a basic cherry and berry clafoutis.

But imagine our surprise, when we went to make a version with figs and plums, to find that the name clafoutis is only reserved for cherries!

If you make a clafoutis with other fruit, technically it's called a flognarde or flaugnarde. Who knew.

Check out this eGullet thread - they are discussing making a flognarde with sugared pumpkin! Yum.

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