A golden-toned, open face pie with plenty of fruit along the top.|
Lower and Middle Classes|
- 1 cup whole milk
- 3 eggs
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp melted butter
- ½ cup flour
- ¾ pound unpitted black cherries, black or red grapes or diced pears (optional)
Clafotis is a simple, flan-like pastry crafted by the Tolonne Ailor some 300 years ago, as a simple imitation of Altalar dishes of far greater complexity. To the former slaves, the dish was well enjoyed, and it grew to become a popular food at major festivals and celebrations. The dish makes use of a process to create a thick, sweet dough, and punctured as it is by the fruit scattered across its top, forms a deliciously sweet treat for many.
The Tolonne Ailor crafted Clafotis from the remains of the knowledge they had from the Altalar who once ruled over their slave existence. Decadent and adoring lavish meals alongside their material wealth, the Altalar of Solacia often had their own Altalar chefs assisted by a small army of special slaves to serve their every culinary whim. However, when the Altalar left, many of these slaves were left behind. It is commonly said that Clafotis came from a singular, now ruined estate, known as Lemozine, which later expanded to include a town supposedly founded by the Ailor slaves from this particular estate. It was there that, using a storehouse of remaining baking supplies, former slaves created the first Clafotis. In the travels of the Tolonne, the dish has spread across the Regalian Empire, though it only ever became popular among the lower classes due to its simple nature.
Clafotis is a relatively simple pastry to produce. First, the milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla and butter need to be whisked together in a large bowl until the sugar has dissolved. At that point, the flour should be slowly added, with whisking continuing until the entire substance is smooth. Next, it should be poured into a pie plate or suitable baking pan. Then, the fruit should be added along the top, in whatever form is most desired, which customarily are black cherries, though the expansion of Tolonne crops have created other varieties. The dish should then be baked on medium-high heat for up to forty minutes, or until it’s puffed and golden colored. It can then be served hot or lukewarm, with cream or powdered sugar added as a topping.
- Clafortis appears like an open-faced pie, with a beautiful golden color to its surface pocketmarked by black or darker areas caused by the fruit embedded in said surface.
- The pastry has the faint smell of the fruit used to top it.
- Clafotis tastes sweets due to its ingredients, as well as tasting of whatever fruit has been added to it. It also has a heavy consistency due to the type of dough used to make it. Oddly enough, it also has a faint taste of almonds from time to time, much to people’s enjoyment, and only if unpitted cherries are used.
- Most say that if a Tolonne noble gives you a Clafotis, you should run, as it's likely poisoned.
HydraLana on 11/29/2020.|
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