• 2 tbsp almond meal
  • 2 tbsp Stoney Creek Organic Flax Flour
  • ¼ cup caster sugar Pinch salt
  • 2 eggs 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp safflower or sunflower oil
  • 1tsp vanilla (or use a vanilla bean or vanilla sugar)
  • 1 ¼ cups milk
  • 200g ripe black cherries (retain pips to enhance flavour)
  • Butter (to grease pan)


Stir together almond meal, flour, sugar and salt. Make a well in the centre. Add eggs and yolk, work into a paste with a wooden spoon. Beat in oil, add milk, beating until light and smooth. Spread fruit evenly in bottom of a greased medium flan dish. Pour mixture over fruit, avoiding air pockets. Bake at 180º C for about 40mins or until a knife inserted comes out clean. Serve warm, dusted with icing sugar.


In Australia, cherries herald the festive season, and are enjoyed for their decorative quality and delicious sweet red flesh. Clafoutis is a simple French dish of black cherries served warm in a flan-like batter.