cacou for my sister

6 05 2008

Song of the day: Mother by Moloko – hey Lisa, it’s been a long time… 🙂

My sister asked me for My mother’s recipe of The Cacou. First question is What’s a cacou?

My answer will be: it depends where you are!
1/ When I was living in Marseille on the sea coast, I learnt that a cacou was a kéké i.e. a person who just likes to show off and is being boastful most of the time.
2/ A cacou in my region is also a clafouti i.e. a cake with cherries. The cake is like a crepe dough with flour in it and cherries.

This shows the issue in France where the slang is different from one region to another because it usually derives from the old local dialect/lingo. In the South, it is from the Provencal (degun means nobody for instance), in Paris it is from gypsy language (maraver means battre).

But back to where we were, the recipe! Basically, as said above, you need to do a crepe dough, add some flour and the cherries (with their pits) but in more details:

Ingredients:
– 500 gr of cherries with pits / 500g de cerises avec noyaux
– 80g of flour / 80g de farine
– 125g of sugar / 125g de sucre
– 1/4 of liter of milk / 1/4 l de lait
– 4 eggs / 4 oeufs
– 60g of butter / 60g de beurre

Method:
* mix the flour, the sugar and the eggs / mélanger la farine, le sucre et les oeufs
* add some the milk and the half melted butter. You should now have something harder than a crepe dough. / ajouter le lait et le beurre à moitié fondu. Vous devez obtenir une pâte un peu plus épaisse que la pâte à crêpes

* add the cherries / ajouter les cerises
* butter the cake pan / beurrer le moule
* pour the mixture in the pan / verser la pâte dans le moule
* bake for 40 mins in an oven already hot / cuire pendant 40 min dans votre four pré chauffé.

Bon Apétit !

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2 responses

9 05 2008
Lisa

Merci, j’en ai fait un aux pommes c’etait dĂ©licieux !!!

9 05 2008
mamiejulie

De rien biquette !

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