Mini Custard Flans Recipe

Mini Custard Flans Recipe

Ingredients :

190 g                       Sugar

1/4 teaspoon             Cream of tartar

1 teaspoon                Lemon zest to serve (optional)

Whipped cream to serve (optional)

Custard mixture

250 g                        Sugar

5                                 Egg yolks

1                                 Egg

1 teaspoon                  Lemon zest

1/2 teaspoon               Vanilla essence

Method :

1.Combine 3/4 cup of sugar and cream of tartar in a saucepan. Simmer over low heat, without stirring, until sugar melts completely and forms a thin brown syrup, 15-20 minutes. When sugar has completely melted, divide equally between small muffin cups or flan molds.

2.Spoon just enough sugar mixture to cover the bottoms of each container. Let stand until sugar hardens, about 1 minute.

3.To make the custard mixture, whish the sugar, egg yolks and eggs. Strain into a bowl. Add the lemon zest and vanilla essence and blend well. Set aside.

4.Divide the custard mixture equally between the muffin cups or flan molds, pouring the custard mixture over the hardened sugar mixture.

5.Place the muffin cups or flan molds in a steamer above a pan of boiling water. Cover with a tight fitting lid and steam over low heat for 10 minutes, or until firm, making sure the water does not enter the bolds.

6.Remove from the heat and set aside to cool slightly. Run a knife gently around the edges of the molds to loosen the flans.

7.Invert onto a serving platter. Serve with lemon zest and whipped cream, if desired.