So simple - but so impressive. Easy single portion strawberry flans are quick and simple to make for a summery afternoon tea party. It's one of my favourite "pull it off in a jiffy" recipes that takes minimal thought and effort but gets everyone talking about it !
It's honestly no more than a basic 3 egg sponge mix, with a bit of whipped double cream, some fresh strawberries and some strawberry sauce to glaze and add some sweetness.
It's so easy ...... I'll even admit that the strawberry sauce is a cheat and comes from a bottle.
First of all, take one of our 4 cell mini flan moulds. Either butter the inside and dust with flour or spray with cake release. You'll need two moulds (or to bake twice) as this recipe will make 7 to 8 mini flan sponges.
Each mini flan sponge cake is 95mm (approx 4") in diameter.
SIMPLE 3 EGG SPONGE MIX
175g butter / margarine
175g caster sugar
175g plain flour
Cream the butter and sugar together. Beat in the eggs. Mix in the flour. Add a small amount of milk (about 50ml) too loosen the mix a little.
Put into pre prepared mini flan moulds that have been placed on a baking tray then greased with butter and then dusted with flour...
Bake at approx 170deg C fan oven for about 12 > 14 minutes. Release flans from the moulds when cooled, but still warm.
Add some slightly sweetened whipped cream. Top with strawberries and strawberry ice cream sauce to glaze and you're done !