So, after reading (and leaving a loooong rambling comment) on Brandy of Nutmeg Nanny's blog about television shows and Netflix, I decided I needed to share my TV woes with you. Right now, we don't have cable. Haven't since like July. It's been okay, except now I am so behind on The Walking Dead and I am dying without it (pun was not intended, but delightfully accepted!) We've been at war with Comcast over charges that should not have been on our account for things we never had. They won't take it off, we won't pay it. Cable gets shut off. Turns out, they pretty much own us. Fios doesn't serve our area and our only other options are satellite companies, but we live in a woodsy area and they can't get a signal with all our trees. We are stuck with this stupid company. So, maybe eventually we will get everything settled, or I am going to have a marathon over at someone's house one night.
For now, I've been surviving off Netflix. I've been watching a ton of random TV shows, going back and forth among a few of them and finishing seasons there and there, while re-watching others. I still haven't finished Orange is the New Black because I want to make it last until they release the next season. Right now I am flipping between Prison Break (which I've never seen before) and re-watching Psych. That show is the beeeest!
I get a little weird with my TV shows... kind of like how I won't finish Orange is the New Black until the next season comes. I also won't finish an entire TV series. I cannot watch the series finale of TV shows. I just can't. A part of me gets so emotionally invested in the characters and their stories and saying goodbye is not an option for me. I don't deal well with goodbyes. It gives me all the feels in a way I can't shake. I think it all started back when I saw the series finale of Six Feet Under. Oh. My. Gosh. Talk about major feels there watching their lives progress and them all die (<- spoiler alert if you haven't seen that show yet. You really need to watch it because it is awesome!!). After that, I haven't been able to watch a series finale. Earlier this year I accidentally saw the ending of Will & Grace which is another all-time favorite show of mine and it was so bittersweet and it literally took me weeks to get over it. Thinking about it now makes me all.... feely.
So, now that you know that I am totally insane and take my TV way too seriously cause I have no other life outside work and TV, I am going to try to distract you with this amazing deliciousness that is chocolate clafoutis with pomegranate curd. Go back up and take a look at the first two pictures. The clafoutis rises in the oven like a souffle and deflates soon after. I was in such a mad rush to get everything set up so I could get a couple of shots with it still puffed up. While sprinkling powdered sugar over the ramekins, I knocked over the sugar and got it everywhere. It was on the walls, on the tables, in my hair, on the cat. It was terrible. But I couldn't stop taking the photos because I could see the clafoutis deflating before my eyes. I had to continue on.
Fortunately, clafoutis is incredibly photogenic, so even deflated, it was a gorgeous site to see. I lurv it.
The curd kind of melts into the center of the clafoutis and gives it a molten, gooey pomegranate center that contrasts so well to the rest of the dessert/breakfast (clafoutis is so good for both meals! And yes, dessert is a meal unto itself). Plus, it's in cute individual ramekins and that is always a good thing. I need more built-in portion control in my life.
I used the chocolate clafoutis recipe from What Katie Ate who in turn based it off a Juila Child recipe. I love the simplicity of the recipe and how quickly it is to put it all together. Prep takes all of 5 minutes (measuring out all the ingredients to pouring the batter into the ramekins) and with the smaller ramekins, baking time is also cut down by almost half.
Chocolate Clafoutis with Pomegranate Curd
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- ⅔ cup sugar
- 1 ¼ cups milk any fat content will work as well as almond, coconut or soy
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 large eggs room temperature
- ¼ cup pomegranate curd
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
- Blitz the first six ingredients together in a blender or food processor (you can also do this by hand).
- Lightly grease six ramekins and fill each about ⅔ of the way full. Drop two teaspoons of pomegranate curd into the centers of each ramekin.
- Bake the clafoutis for about 35 - 40 minutes, or until the clafoutis is puffed up and not jiggly.
Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com says
We cut the cord with our cable company a few years ago and haven't looked back! Between Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon Prime, we're paying a fraction of what we used to pay and don't miss it at all. Maybe this is a blessing in disguise? 🙂
Anyhow, I love clafoutis and pomegranates and chocolate and curd, so you've basically combined all of my favorite flavors and textures into one dessert!
This is simply stunning. I love the idea of chocolate and pomegranates coming together. And your photography...I'm doing that thing where you kiss your fingers and go MUA! (Because in my heart I'm half-Italian - or just silly;p)
Chocolate and pomegranate are so good together! Thanks, by the way. I wasnt sure how the pictures would come out since i took them in about 10 minutes!
This sounds fantastic, loving the pomegranate!!!
Thank you! Pomegranates are one of my favorites!
I never made dessert with the pomegranate - it's just too unusual fruit for me, but this recipe is perfect to finally try it...
The fruit does take some getting used to, but it tastes fantastic! I hope you do give it a try (with this recipe or any other)!
Alexandra @ Confessions of a Bright-Eyed Baker says
This clafoutis sounds incredible -- especially with the pomegranate! YUM!
Also, I basically watch nothing but Netflix. 🙂 Revenge is super good if you haven't seen that yet!
I haven't seen Revenge yet, but I am adding it to my list so I can check it out asap. Thanks for the suggestion!
Lynn @ Order in the Kitchen says
Oh how I LOVE pomegranate and dark chocolate! Fabulous flavors! Lovely photos as well!!
Thank you so much! That means a lot to me!
Sarah | Broma Bakery says
Gorgeous, gorgeous. And I second that Comcast is the devil. They're just absolutely AWFUL. OITNB is such a great show, I can't believe you're able to hold off on it until June!
Oh my gosh, it's been torture not watching OITNB. I hold myself over by stalking Matthew McGorry on instagram. I still have about 6 or so episodes, so I figure I'll just watch one a month haha!
Beautiful photos, this dessert looks amazing.
Delicious looking dessert. Never had pomegranate curd and I can't wait to try it. Pinned
Thalia @ butter and brioche says
I am a massive clafoutis fan... never seen one made in mini versions before! Your chocolate versions look delicious Amanda and I love the idea of a pomegranate curd. Craving one of these to devour right now!
Martha @ A Family Feast says
As soon as FIOS came to our area, we switched and never looked back...hang in there!! This looks delicious - love clafoutis but I never made a chocolate version! Going on my must-try list very soon!
I'm hoping we can sort something out soon, Comcast has bee a nightmare! The chocolate version is so nice. Trust me, you won't even think about regular clafoutis after this!
jean | lemons & anchovies says
I can completely sympathize with your cable company woes--we've had them here, too. If not for my favorite cooking shows (which I record), I'd be happy without it. Netflix has been our go-to and I love watching older TV series back to back (until I get tired of them!).
Love this clafoutis recipe. Beautiful!
I'm so glad I'm not the only one with my able troubles. I love the older tv series as well. There are a few I would have loved to see continue on a little longer!
Abby @ The Frosted Vegan says
I mean, this is just gorgeous! I love that you included my favorite, pomegranates!
Brian @ A Thought For Food says
Six Feet Under is one of my favorite shows. I think I've seen the whole series at least three times. And each time I get something different out of it. It's pretty amazing. If you haven't done Friday Night Lights, I highly suggest checking it out... and it's on Netflix. Also, if you get Amazon Prime... Transparent is excellent.
And do you know what else is excellent? This dessert. Holy moly. Pomegranate curd. Won't stop thinking about that.