I used my new kitchen scale to make flan for Mike’s birthday. The recipe is from an old French cookbook, so I figure it’s okay if I share the ingredients with my instructions here:
- 200 grams of flour
- 150 grams of sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 liter of milk
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- butter (to grease the pan)
- pinch of salt
Sift the flour into a bowl. Make a hole in the middle and add the sugar and pinch of salt. Don’t mix the dry ingredients together – I tried that the first time I made flan (a few weeks ago), and was left with a bunch of lumps in my batter. The lumps don’t form if you follow the instructions and mix the flour in after the sugar.
Add the eggs (lightly beaten). Mix the eggs with the sugar (not the flour), and then stir in the milk, mixing in the flour slowly. Stir until smooth.
Grease and flour a round cake pan. Bake for 45 minutes at 220 Celsius (425 Fahrenheit). Chill completely before serving. The batter separates out while baking, so you have a custardy top with a thicker base. Emma likes to eat the custard off and leave the rest behind…