After a series of authentic recipes from Ruchira, here’s a “fhoreign” (Indian slang for foreign)recipe of a Baked Flan for the weekend !
What is a Flan?
A flan is an open-topped pie, similar to a quiche but, especially in savory versions, lacking the custard style filling. The base is of short crust pastry, distinguishing it from the tart, which more often has a puff pastry base.
The British savory flans may have diverged from the sweeter Spanish flans in the Middle Ages. In Latin America, the sweet flan is popular, and many local versions exist, including the Flan Napolitano of Mexico and the widespread flan de leche ,often eaten with cream.
Madhulika (a very dear friend of Rohan & me) often puts interesting pictures of her successful cooking adventures on orkut.She has rightly named the exhibition of these pictures as “When Belly Rules The Mind! The pictures are very encouraging for a lazy bloke like moi!
Few days ago,she had put up a picture of a “flip-flopped caramelized baked flan” which my hubby happened to see.I knew what was coming next! The wish to have it was read out by Monsieur de Madame aloud and was granted wholeheartedly!
I decided to make it with a recipe from http://allrecipes.com .Its an amazing site for foodies who love to cook.Loads of interesting international recipes have been put down for learners like us by experts!
Check out the link for direct access to the recipe (http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Baked-Flan/Detail.aspx).
The flan turned out great ! Harshal ,Shraddha & Rohan survived the rockets comfortably [:P].
I hadn’t clicked any pictures while making it (it was some while ago),but have few after the flan was flip-flopped.Enjoy a different recipe :) I din’t make any changes with the original recipe,it was just so perfect !