Paris flan filling


Paris flan filling
This is how to prepare the custard filling for a classic Parisian "flan". This is not the whole recipe, just the filling mixture, which can be used in lots of other flan-style recipes on this site.
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Last modified on: May 30th 2021

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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 7 min.
Paris flan filling : Photo of step #1
Pour 300 ml whole milk into a saucepan on medium heat. Scrape the inside of 1 vanilla pod into it.

Mix well and bring to the boil.

Stage 2 - 15 min.
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Take off the heat, cover and leave to infuse for 10 to 15 minutes.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
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Meanwhile, put 3 eggs and 100 g caster sugar into a bowl and mix well.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
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Pour the vanilla milk-cream mixture into this while stirring or whisking gently.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
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Mix thoroughly.

Stage 6 - 4 min.
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Wash the saucepan, then pour the mixture back into it through a fine strainer.

Stage 7
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You'll see how this eliminates all the solid bits from the mixture (egg shell, remains of vanilla pod, etc.).

Stage 8 - 5 min.
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Put the pan on low heat and allow the mixture to thicken slightly while stirring constantly.

Note: This is not essential, but it makes it easier to bake and set your custard afterwards.

Stage 9 - 2 min.
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Take off the heat, then add 50 g butter and mix thoroughly.

Stage 10 - 2 min.
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Finish by giving a blast with a blender to leave the filling smooth.

Stage 11
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You flan filling is ready for use in your recipe.

Stage 12
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Chocolate

If you'd like to try the chocolate version, at stage 9 (before the butter), add 80 g dark chocolate, preferably in the form of chocolate drops or chips.

Stage 13
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Mix thoroughly until the chocolate has completely melted in, then carry on the recipe as normal from stage 9.

Stage 14
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Pistachio

If you want to make a pistachio flan version, in step 9 (before the butter) add 80 g Pistachio powder or paste, and whisk until fully incorporated.
Remarks
For the chocolate version, you can use milk chocolate instead of dark.

For a pistachio filling, use pistachio paste instead of the chocolate.
Keeping
1 or 2 days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,590 Kcal or 10,844 Kj46 gr183 gr186 gr
130 %18 %17 %28 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
287 Kcal or 1,202 Kj5 gr20 gr21 gr
14 %2 %2 %3 %
% 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
How much will it cost?
  • For 900 g : 5.01 €

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