Thursday, May 21, 2009
Oatmeal Clafoutis - A Disappointing Failure
It looks a lot better than it tastes. The texture is all off. I should have known better than to tamper with a recipe from files of fantastic Coltilde of Chocolate and Zucchini. Her Oatmeal Breakfast Clafoutis seemed like a great combination of healthful ingredients that I eat a lot of, but combined in a new way. In a effort to curtail breakfast boredom, I used Clotilde's recipe as a base, and began making substitutions and modifications to yield a healthier end product.
I should have left well enough alone (there is a reason that Clotilde has several book deals, magazine columns, and is fabulous in general - her recipes work). The steel cut oats that I substituted for regular did not break down, even though I soaked them in milk for 20 minutes before baking. The clafoutis is fibrous and tough, and would wreak digestive havoc on the greatest iron stomach.
So much for my good intentions of a healthier breakfast. This one is inedible.