Verbena flan

Verbena flan
In this recipe, a delicious variation on the Parisian flan with verbena, you'll see that the delicate taste of verbena goes very well with the slightly creamy sweetness of the flan.
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Last modified on: September 17th 2023

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49 min.2 hours35 min.3 hours 24 min.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 1 min.
Verbena flan
Rinse verbena quickly under cold running water, then dry in a tea towel.

Stage 2 - 2 min.
Verbena flan
Separate the leaves from the stems (which you can compost or throw away).

Stage 3 - 30 min.
Verbena flan
Prepare 900 g Paris flan filling, and just as the cream + milk mixture is about to come to the boil, add the verbena leaves, roughly cut with scissors, and leave to infuse for 15 minutes, covered, after boiling.

Stage 4
Verbena flan
When preparing the flan mixture, pour the cream + milk + verbena mixture over the eggs + sugar, and strain through a sieve to remove the verbena leaves.

Stage 5
Verbena flan
Press down with a spoon or maryse to release the flavour.

Stage 6
Verbena flan
Finish the preparation as usual.

At the end of the cooking time, you can add 2 tablespoons verveine liqueur to reinforce the taste, and lightly color the flan.

Stage 7 - 10 min.
Verbena flan
Preheat your oven to 200°C (390°F).

Place a 20 cm (8-inch) diameter flan ring on a sheet of baking paper on a baking sheet.

Line the ring with the puff pastry.

Stage 8 - 15 min.
Verbena flan
Fill with ceramic beads (or other cooking medium), and bake for 15 minutes.

Stage 9 - 3 min.
Verbena flan
Remove beads and paper.

Stage 10 - 3 min.
Verbena flan
Pour in the verbena flan mixture.

Stage 11 - 20 min.
Verbena flan
Place low in the oven and bake for 20-30 minutes.

Stage 12 - 2 hours
Verbena flan
Leave to cool before placing on a plate, then chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving.
If you don't use verbena liqueur in step 6, you can add 1 or 2 drops of green food coloring.

You can consult the 3 secrets of Parisian flan page for all the tips you need to know about flans.
1 or 2 days in the fridge, protected by cling film.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
429 Kcal or 1,796 Kj57 gr306 gr273 gr
21 %22 %29 %41 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
36 Kcal or 151 Kj5 gr26 gr23 gr
2 %2 %2 %3 %
Per flan
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
429 Kcal or 1,796 Kj57 gr306 gr273 gr
21 %22 %29 %41 %
% 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: Milk, Egg, Nuts, Gluten, Sulfites
How much will it cost?
  • For 1 flan : 5.86 €

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