Banana Clafouti

Course : Fruits
Serves: 6
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5 tablespoons sugar
3 large bananas -- firm, but ripe
2 cups half and half
3 large eggs -- beaten
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon orange rind -- finely grated
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 Cup confectioners sugar

Preparation / Directions:

Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Butter an 8 x 8-inch or 7 x 10-inch shallow baking dish. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the sugar int he bottom. Cut each banana into 3 long strips and line the bottom of the dish with them. In a bowl, beat together all the remaining ingredients, except the confectioner's sugar, and pour carefully over the bananas. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until puffed and golden. Let cool on a rack for 15 minutes. Sift confectioner's sugar over the top for garnish. Lee Bailey's Note: Clafouti is traditionally made with fresh black cherries, but I thought it might be fun to give this old-timer a new


Nutritional Information:

255 Calories (kcal); 12g Total Fat; (40% calories from fat); 6g Protein; 32g Carbohydrate; 123mg Cholesterol; 150mg Sodium

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