For our first month in Montreal we happened to live in an apartment where the oven was broken. After a couple of weeks, I decided I wasn’t going to let that stop me and I looked into recipes I could do on the stove. Of course, there’s the classic pannacotta (boiled cream) but I wanted something more cakey. I could’ve done chocolate mousse too but didn’t feel like beating egg whites by hand.
So I turned to Google looking for ideas and found many similar recipes of apple cake baked in a frying pan. It looked good! But because I wasn’t in the mood for an autumn cake yet, I made it with raspberries and strawberries (albeit with speculoos spices to start the transition to fall flavours!) which was a bit more challenging because berries release a fair amount of juice.
However everything turned out good in the end and to me it tasted like a perfect hybrid between and pancake and a clafoutis. I tried it hot and cold and I prefer it cold, it’s closer in texture to clafoutis which I love.