Dessert

Vanilla flan with roasted cherries

Roasted cherries take this flan-tastic dessert to the next level!
Vanilla flan with roasted cherries on a serving platter
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Ingredients

ROASTED CHERRIES

Method

1.

Preheat the oven to 150°C (130°C fan-forced). Line the bottom of a large rectangular baking dish with a clean tea towel. Place an 11cm x 21cm (6-cup) loaf pan into centre of baking dish.

2.

Stir sugar and ¼ cup (60ml) water in a small heavy-based pan over low heat, without boiling, until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil, without stirring, until mixture is a deep caramel colour.

3.

In a large bowl, whisk eggs, yolks, milks and vanilla until eggs are completely incorporated. Using a fine sieve, strain the mixture into a jug then pour into loaf pan.

4.

Add enough boiling water to the baking dish to come halfway up the side of the loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour 20 minutes or until flan is just set. Remove loaf pan from the baking dish; cool to room temperature then refrigerate overnight.

5.

ROASTED CHERRIES Increase oven temp to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Remove seeds and stems from most of the cherries; place on a baking tray with remaining ingredients. Roast for 20 minutes or until just wilted. Refrigerate until ready to serve. 

Not suitable to freeze.

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