I like to think of myself as a simple girl, but as much as it hurts to admit, it takes a lot to impress me. I certainly haven't seen it all--not even close--but my imagination is so wild and free that I truly believe I've experienced most of the things I have fantasized about. I wish I could be satisfied with just the ordinary, but is it so bad to want to expand my horizons and try things that excite and delight me? It's way too easy to dip a strawberry into melted chocolate or ice a boxed mix cupcake and call it dessert. For Valentine's Day, I wanted to branch out of my baking comfort zone and try a simple yet refined recipe (this one for strawberry clafoutis) that has enchanted me for years. It's delicate, indulgent and satisfying--perfect for a romantic night in or to serve any other time of the year.
Thank you to my cousin, Lori, who gifted me with these beautiful dessert plates. I love them!