fruit flan
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fruit flan

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Serves 6

quick easy pastry work and very tasty :)

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  • 8 oz of plain flour
  • 4 oz of butter
  • 2 oz of sugar
  • 1 pint of milk
  • 1 vanilla pod seeds removed
  • 2 oz of corn flour
  • 2 oz custard powder
  • 1 egg
  • and a selection of fruit of your choice
  • stock syrup
  • 2 oz sugar
  • pint water


    1. rub flour and fat together untill resembles bread crumbs then add sugar if you have no caster sugar cream the granulated sugar into the butter then add the flour bring together to a soft paste , do not need pastry requires little effort . let pastry rest for 15 mins in cling film in the fridge
    2. once rested line a greased flan case put a peice of cling film over the top and fill with baking beans or lentils and bake till golden brown . put milk on the hob with vanilla pod and seeds and start to boil , mean while cut your selected fruit and if using bananas toss in lemon juice to prevent browning
    3. mix corn flour custard powder and the egg together till pale then strain your scorching milk over the mix and beat quickley and hard , then put back in the pan return to the heat whilst whisking once it resembles a thick glue remove from heat .and spread inside your flan case
    4. leave to cool for a while till set then decorate your flan with the fruit
    5. make a stock syrup from 2 oz of sugar and a pint of water on the heat till resembles wall paper paste carefully using a pastry brush or ladle cover all the fruit leave to set and serve

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24th Aug, 2013
Since when do you put cling film in the oven
24th Aug, 2013
Terrible recipe doesn't say what temp to put oven on. Custard mix awful added sugar to make it taste better .Mixing egg with corn flour and custard powder just went lumpy.Glaze wouldn't go like wallpaper paste just stayed as sweet water.All in all waste of time and money and fruit.
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