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Flan (Baked Custard)

Cathy is Queen of Puddings and in particular she is Queen of Custard Tarts so she was intrigued by Vincent’s recipe and offered to make this for our Mexican shindig.  By golly it WAS one of the best custards ever.  In fact, Sloman went so far as to say it was one of the best desserts she’d ever made (and they have been together a LONG TIME and she makes a LOT of wonderful puds).  He did remind us several times though, that HE had made the caramel…

Cathy was worried that the caramel was going to set rock hard and ruin the cake tin she’d borrowed from her mum, but some kind of alchemy took place in the Bain Marie and it turned out beautifully as you can see.  Sloman said it was good enough for a top restaurant and he’d easily pay £8 – £12 for a slice!  Cathy said that if she’d been served it up she may well have asked who been at it with the teaspoons, as when she was making it he and Jessie kept knicking bits of the mixture.  When it was served up we all forgot our manners and were leaning over the table mopping up the caramel with our almondy custardy delicousness and talking with our mouths full about how fabulous it was.  An absolute  triumph.  Thank you Cathy!

Recipe from: The Treasury of Great Recipe.


About Jenny Hammerton

I am a film archivist living in London, making film star fodder and writing about movie stars and their recipes in my spare time. My main website is at - over there I record my attempts to cook the favourite dishes of the greatest film stars of Hollywood's Golden Era - 10 years of nonsense and counting!

2 responses to “Flan (Baked Custard)

  1. I don’t think I’ve ever actually had flan. I definitely need to remedy that situation! Glad your Silver Screen Sunday went well and I hope your blog reappears.

  2. It really was very, very good!

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