Ahh Christmastime. Tis the season of overdoing it; from gaudy decorations, to boozing it up at work parties, to stuffing our faces full of sweets. Thanksgiving serves as a gateway drug to our overindulgences that we carry on through January 2nd. Everyone needs a monster-sized, hangover-curing breakfast scramble and a little hair of the dog come Jan 1, right? Most of us lose at least a little willpower and succumb to our inner addicts this time of year. But you know what? It's ok. We all deserve to let loose and loosen our belts for a few weeks a year.
Since Christmas Day generally tends to be a relapse into the turkey, mashers and pie habit we got hooked on a month before, I suggest a simple breakfast that satisfies the 5 am wake up call without weighing you down.
This Cranberry Orange Cardamom Clafoutis recipe is just that. It's easy, beautiful, fulfilling and as festive as fudge. The mouth-puckering tart cranberries get sweet with a sugary orange zest, a little spicy with a dash of aromatic cardamom and all wrapped up in a creamy, custardy, crepe-like batter.
Waking up to a fresh blanket of snow, a Cranberry Orange Cardamom Clafoutis, and a pile of gifts under the tree is a solid start to one of the most indulgent days of the year. Enjoy it while it lasts and let the Christmas spirit ring. Later, you'll have some pumpkin pie and maybe do some caroling.Print