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Flognarde

Flognarde

Flognarde is a dessert that originated in France's Limousin region. The recipe is very simple: a vanilla-flavoured egg custard, thickened with flour, and sometimes made with seasonal fruit (apples, cherries, pears...).

This is a very old recipe that has come down to us virtually unchanged since medieval times.

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Last modified on: May 28th 2017

For 1 flognarde, you will need:

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
12 min.35 min.47 min.
Preservation: 1 or 2 days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
5 min.
Flognarde : Photo of step #1 Pour 750 ml milk into a saucepan on low heat.

Scrape 1 vanilla pod into the milk, add 1 vanilla pod zest and bring to the boil.

Take off the heat, cover and leave to infuse for 10 minutes.
Stage 2
3 min.
Flognarde : Photo of step #2 Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Pour 3 eggs and 1 egg yolk into a blender goblet, then add 60 g caster sugar, 60 g flour and 1 pinch salt.
Stage 3
3 min.
Flognarde : Photo of step #3 Blend on high speed until the mixture turns pale.
Stage 4
2 min.
Flognarde : Photo of step #4 Reduce the speed slightly, then pour in the vanilla-flavoured milk.

Blend for a few seconds longer to mix.
Stage 5
3 min.
Flognarde : Photo of step #5 Pour the mixture through a strainer.
Stage 6
1 min.
Flognarde : Photo of step #6 Then pour into a tart tin or mould.
Stage 7
30 min.
Flognarde : Photo of step #7 Top with slivers of butter and bake for 30 minutes.
Stage 8
Flognarde : Photo of step #8 Serve straight from the tin, as the flognarde will be very fragile.

Remarks

For a version with fruit, such as apples, sauté the peeled fruit in a little butter and sugar, then lay in the bottom of the tin or mould before adding the filling mixture.

For a nicely browned top, sprinkle the top of the flognarde with caster sugar after the first 10 minutes of cooking.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 1 flognarde : 4.65 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Based on a recipe by Joël Robuchon.
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