Monday, 23 July 2012

Strawberry Flan

I made a lovely strawberry flan yesterday:-

First I made a basic Victoria Sandwich sponge mix:-
100g self raising flour
100g caster sugar
100g butter or margarine
2 eggs beaten
1 pack of red gelatine glaze
Heat oven to 375F/190C Gas#5
Put sugar and butter/margarine in bowl and 
cream together until light and fluffy.....

...blend in the beaten eggs gradually to avoid 
curdling - add a bit of the flour if it does curdle.

Next add the sieved flour in gradually...

...until you have a stiff smooth batter.

Get a flan tin/mould ready.

Put the batter into the tin/mould and try to 
spread evenly across it. Put in the oven and bake
for about 20 minutes until golden brown and 
the sponge bounces back if you press it gently.

Once baked remove from oven allow to cool a 
little, then turn out cake from the tin/mould onto
a cooling rack. (My middle stuck  bit!).

Once cold start to put the fruit onto the flan....

....until the flan is full - fill any gaps with sliced 
up fruit if you wish.

Next make the glaze - use 1 pack of gel you
can buy in any supermarket.

Add the powder to a pan of water and sugar 
as per instructions on the pack.

Bring to the boil.

Once boiled the mix goes clear, you then allow 
it to cool for about 20 minutes - stirring 
occasionally to stop lumps forming.
Once the gel starts to thicken/gloop it's time 
to spread it over the fruit/cake QUICKLY with a 
spoon or one of those Teflon brushes.

Ta-da the finished article!
Serve with cream and enjoy - yum!


  1. Looks delicious - very professional! Thank you for sharing your recipe.

  2. This looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing!
    Are you going to watch any Olympics event?

  3. Thank you Mimi - I have to say it does taste good too! As for the Olympics no I am not into sports much I may, however, watch the cycling to see if Bradley Wiggans wins a gold after his triumph in the Tour de France - he was amazing and such a fabulous ambassador for sport! Are you watching? SA:-)

  4. YUM! I will have to attempt this sometime!, amazingly our local Co-op have had some huge juicy strawberries lately (don't usually find them too good for fruit either) ... x

    1. Hi Elle - I got my strawberries at Tesco for £1 a 400g punnet they and gone up to £2 today though LOL! They were very nice. It is dead easy to make this so yes do give it a try! SAx

  5. Looks delicious! As I am planting strawberries this year, hope to have my home-grown strawberries next year --- I will keep the recipe until then :-)
    Makes my gardening more interesting.
    Hugs, M.

    1. Oooh good luck with the plants there is nothing like a home grown strawberry for flavour although my shop bought ones were very nice! Hugs SAx

  6. Lovely recipe, I will have to try it for my kids! Thanks for sharing dear!! I hope all is well!!

  7. Hi Lena
    Yes the kids will love it and making it so easy!