Traditionally made with cherries, this Dutch oven Lemon Blueberry Clafoutis is a delicious twist on this classic French dessert and it can easily be made indoors or out. Recipe from my newest cookbook: The Camp & Cabin Cookbook. Find more of my cast iron Dutch oven recipes.
Well, I didn’t think this day would ever come, but here it is: The Camp & Cabin Cookbook is officially available for you to buy! YAY! This project has been near and dear to my heart on so many levels. I have had the pain and pleasure of cooking outdoors on camping trips these past 10 years with my family.
The adventure began when The Professor joined Cub Scouts and that same cutie pie became an Eagle Scout just a few weeks ago. My Middle Child is also in Boy Scouts and working on his Eagle. My Princess LOVES camping after years and years of traveling with her brothers.
Through the years, my husband and I tried many cooking experiments on these outdoor excursions. Some were huge hits and others, well, an interesting experience. But overall, we’ve had a whole lot of fun because we were together as a family enjoying the gorgeous outdoors.
This cookbook is tribute to my family and our culinary adventures cooking outdoors. We learned new cooking techniques from our scouting family. We entertained a lot of fabulous friends on weekend trips to the mountains. Then there was the big food fest and photo shoot at the beach…
It’s hard to believe that this cookbook was just a spark of an idea two years ago, and today I am holding my beautiful book in my hands.
I’ll be celebrating everything outdoors from now through the summer, as many of you are just now thawing out from a bitter cold winter. I’ll be hosting giveaways and sharing you lots of great tricks and tips for you to take with you on your outdoor adventures – even if it is just the family grill in your own backyard.
I dragged my poor family all over California to shoot the pictures in this book. I enlisted friends and family as taste testers and muscle when I needed help dragging all of my equipment, food and props to the beach, through the woods or even up a snowy hill in frigidly cold temperatures.
While in Mammoth Lakes, we even encountered some bear visitors, but luckily they had better things to do than bother us. Good thing we hid the fish dinner when they visited.
But today, I am sharing with you one favorite recipe from my new cookbook, The Lemon Clafoutis.
What’s a clafoutis? It’s a French dessert that has a flan-like center. Traditionally made with cherries, I made this version with two of my favorite fruit combinations, lemons and blueberries.
Every time I serve this dish, I always get strange looks when I tell them the name. But one bite, and everyone is hooked.
It is mildly sweet, but still full of flavor. Although it is technically a dessert, the Lemon Blueberry Clafoutis pictured above was served for something sweet alongside a hearty breakfast. Nobody minded and some always-hungry teenage boys left no crumbs behind.
I am so very proud of how this new cookbook has turned out. I couldn’t have asked for a better publisher, so thank you to everyone at Countryman Press for making this happen! My goal was to produce a beautiful cookbook that would make a perfect coffee table read. And that is exactly how The Camp & Cabin Cookbook turned out.
It is also my wish that this cookbook inspires you all to get outdoors, unplug, light that fire and get cooking. There is something magical that happens when you connect with nature.
To cook at home, bake in an oven-safe casserole dish at 350ºF for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 313 Total Fat: 22g Saturated Fat: 13g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 154mg Sodium: 110mg Carbohydrates: 25g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 15g Protein: 6g
To cook at home, bake in an oven-safe casserole dish at 350ºF for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.