Clafoutis is a cross between a custard and a flan and makes a quick dessert because everything is just whizzed in the blender. You can easily make yours gluten-free, dairy-free or sugar-free too. Use whatever fresh, frozen or tinned fruit you have on hand. It can be served warm or cold, for breakfast even!

½ c any milk of choice

½ c ricotta (or use milk)

3 eggs

½ c natural sweetener such as brown rice syrup (or maple or honey)

½ c flour of choice 

1 tsp vanilla extract

Lemon zest, optional

Granulated sugar, optional

2 c fruit (I used frozen cherries

Icing sugar, optional

In a blender or food processor, whiz all the ingredients except for the fruit until smooth. Let batter rest for 20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 180C. Grease a baking dish with butter or oil. Sprinkle with granulated sugar if you wish. Spread your fruit in an even layer in the bottom of your dish. Pour over batter so fruit is just covered and bake for around 30 minutes until puffy and golden.

Dust with icing sugar if you wish and serve warm. Best with whipped cream or ricotta, ice cream or yoghurt.