The V Family Flan
Some people can create wonderfully technical, creative desserts but sadly I'm not one of those people - a baking goddess I am not!
So today I'm sharing a super-simple dessert we like to make as a special treat, and the best part is that N loves to help too!
The good thing about this dessert is that you just need the basic flan base and cream, you can then go to town and add whichever toppings you and your family like/have in the cupboard. It's also the perfect dessert for when unexpected guests arrive because its so quick and easy to make.
Here's what we used this time:
- Large flan base
- Approx 300ml double cream
- A meringue nest
- Chocolate buttons
- White chocolate
The first thing to do is unpack your flan base and put it on the plate, we've used a large one but you can also get smaller versions.
Next you need to whip up the cream so it's thick and spread it on the base. We only used cream for this particular dessert but we have been known to put a layer of chocolate spread or jam on the base before the layer of cream goes on - yummy!
You break up the meringue nest and crumble it over the cream, obviously this is optional.
You wash the strawberries and chop them up into whatever size you fancy. Here you can use any fruit you like or already have in the cupboard. Our boys don't like strawberries which is why our flan is half and half.
We added chocolate buttons for the boys half and then grated the white chocolate to sprinkle over both sides.
And there you have it, a simple, versatile, delicious and very naughty dessert that makes everyone happy!
We've made many variations of this dessert over the years and while it might not be very technical, it always tastes beautiful, in my opinion that's what it's all about.
Do you like to make simple desserts or are you a baking goddess?