Winston Churchill was a legend for many reasons – including his appetite for great food, Hine brandy and Cuban cigars.
In a handwritten volume of recipes on display at Churchill War Rooms beneath London, his cook recounted that Winston’s favorite dessert was clafoutis.
Clafoutis is French in origin, made popular in the 19th century in the Limousin region. With a buttery pastry base and a custard filling, the primary flavor is fresh black cherries. Served at room temperature, it is often enjoyed with a dollop of sweet cream.
Cherry season in the UK will be at its peak in late summer. Why not whip up one of “Copperknob’s” favorite desserts?
Churchill War Rooms
King Charles Street
London SW1A 2AQ