If there’s one thing I’m a sucker for, it’s colorful cookware. I have, as you might say, a bit of Vintage Pyrex problem.
So when I heard about the opportunity to work with a new colorful kitchen product, I jumped at the chance :-)
This rainbow of dishes is the new CW Color collection from CorningWare. CorningWare is a brand that everyone knows for its durability and the fact that it’s oven and dishwasher safe.
I saw the promo pictures, like the one above, and was thinking that the brightness couldn’t be real. Nope! Look at these babies shine in real life:
Inspired by the bright and summery colors, I knew I had to break them in by making something equally as colorful.
This is just the beginning of a mixed berry flaugnarde.
What is a flaugnarde?
It’s a French version of a flan, an eggy, milky custard that is baked with fruit in the bottom, to a warm and delightful dessert casserole. Flaugnarde are similar to the better-known clafoutis, which is also a dessert custard, but clafoutis are made only with cherries. A flaugnarde is made with any kind of fruit!
I got my recipe from Nourished Kitchen, a great resource for “whole food” cooking.
- 2 pounds of mixed berries (I used 1/2 pound each strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and raspberries)
- 2 tablespoons cognac
- 1 whole egg + two egg yolks
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 vanilla bean or 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- Spread your washed and prepped berries into the bottom of your CorningWare baking dish, and toss with your cognac. Place in a 400* oven and bake for 30 minutes, until the berries are nice and squashy.
- Carefully take your CorningWare out of the oven and scoop out the berries, into a fine sieve. Strain out the berry juice and save for a later project! Once strained, return the berries to your baker. (With the CorningWare, I was super psyched that the baking dish was nice and light, and I could do this all by myself. I didn’t need any help, because the baking dish alone didn’t weigh a billion pounds!)
- In a separate bowl, mix together the eggs, milk, honey and vanilla extract if you’re using it, until everything is smooth. Pour over the top of your strained berries, and add the vanilla bean to the center of the flaugnarde, if that’s what you’re using :-)
- Reduce your oven temperature to 350* and bake for 35-45 minutes, or until the center of your flaugnarde is barely set.
- Remove from the oven, and let cool slightly. Serve warm!
Now, my other favorite thing about CW by CorningWare?
Guys, I have the smallest dishwasher in the entire world and the dishes FIT! They fit without any sort of structural engineering degree! These nestable, stack-able, lightweight, colorful dishes FIT IN MY DISHWAHSHER and I love them!
I received free CW by CorningWare product as well as a $25 gift card to buy ingredients for my flaugnarde in exchange for this editorial.