How to cook a fruit flan

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Equipment: Food processor, metal bowls, saucepan, pastry tin, whisk, measuring spoons and cups, a knife, a fridge

Combine salt, flour and sugar into a food processor until mixed

Then add butter and mix until combined

Then add 1 egg

Take pastry out and form a ball. Cover with glad wrap and place in freezer for 10-15 minutes

Take pastry out of the freezer then start to press the pastry around the case

Poke holes in the bottom of the pastry and place in the oven for 5 minutes at 205 degrees Celsius then turn down to 180 degrees Celsius for a further 15 minutes

It should look like this

To make the pastry custard, first separate 6 egg yolks into a bowl

Whisk sugar with egg yolks

Sift in plain flour and corn flour and combine well

Heat milk in a saucepan until starting to foam and bubble. Then stir in vanilla bean paste.

Add the milk to the mixture while constantly whisking to prevent it curdling.

Then quickly add mixture back into the saucepan until boiling or until thick

Spread custard over cooled pastry cases until it is smooth

Place in fridge to cool

Cut up desired fruit to place on top.

Place fruit on top however you want

To make apricot glaze place a water and apricot jam in the microwave for 10-20 seconds.

Spread glaze on top to make the flan nice and shiny

Serve :)

Rating: 9/10 Something I could've done better would be to add a little more water to the pastry so it didn't crack as much.

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