Black sesame flan

Black sesame flan
Here's a very original flan recipe: the addition of black sesame paste to the mixture gives it an amazing taste and color.
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Last modified on: July 30th 2023

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42 min.50 min.1 hour 32 min.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 15 min.
Black sesame flan
Place a circle 20 cm in diameter and 4.5 cm high on a sheet of baking paper on a baking sheet.

Spread with 300 g Shortcrust pastry (pâte brisée) and fill the circle, leaving the pastry overhanging the top.

Place in the fridge.

Preheat your oven to 180°C (360°F).

Stage 2 - 20 min.
Black sesame flan

Sesame flan mixture

Prepare 800 g Paris flan filling, and before thickening it over low heat, add 80 g Black sesame paste then mix carefully, the mixture turns completely grey which is normal.

Stage 3
Black sesame flan
Thicken over a low heat, and as for a classic mixture, finish off with the butter and the mixer to obtain a smooth mixture.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
Black sesame flan


Take the circle and pastry out of the fridge.

This is not essential, but I advise you to temporarily remove the circle + pastry, sprinkle on the baking sheet 1 tablespoon caster sugar and 1 tablespoon sesame seeds...

Stage 5 - 2 min.
Black sesame flan
...before placing the pastry circle back on top. This improves the crispness of the flan pastry and adds a little sesame crunch too.

Trim and remove the excess pastry from the edge of the circle.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
Black sesame flan
Line the pastry base with a sheet of baking paper, then fill with ceramic beads or equivalent.

Stage 7 - 20 min.
Black sesame flan
Bake for 15-20 minutes.

Remove paper and beads.

Stage 8 - 1 min.
Black sesame flan
Pour the mixture into the pastry base.

Stage 9 - 30 min.
Black sesame flan

Baking the flan

And bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes, keeping an eye on the color of the pastry.

Stage 10
Black sesame flan
Remove the ring once the flan is warm, then chill in the fridge before serving.
To accentuate the sesame aspect, you can add a few roasted sesame seeds when you prepare the shortcrust pastry.

For decoration, you can also sprinkle the top of the flan with a few white sesame seeds, for a black-and-white contrast.
1 or 2 days in the fridge, protected by cling film.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,018 Kcal or 4,262 Kj78 gr317 gr308 gr
51 %30 %30 %47 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
86 Kcal or 360 Kj7 gr27 gr26 gr
4 %3 %3 %4 %
Per flan
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,018 Kcal or 4,262 Kj78 gr317 gr308 gr
51 %30 %30 %47 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Gluten, Milk, Egg, Nuts, Sesame
How much will it cost?
  • For 1 flan : 6.82 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Paris flan fillingParis flan filling: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pear and chocolate Paris puddings, Verbena flan, Alsatian apple tart, Pistachio custard tart, Parisian-style chocolate custard tart, ... All
Shortcrust pastry (pâte brisée)Shortcrust pastry (pâte brisée): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: French custard tart, Mexican tart, Quiche Lorraine, Paté en croute (terrine in a pie crust), Leek and Mimolette tart, ... All
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