Wednesday, February 9, 2011

COFFEE FLAVOURED FLAN WITH STRAWBERRY AND NUTTELLA SAUCE - Valentine dessert!!!

Thanks everyone for voting me to the top 9 on FOODBUZZ.

Chocolate and strawberries - mmm.... Nutella and strawberries - mmmmmm....hehe....yeah, even I love nutella J. Infact, I am still to find someone who doesn’t! So here we have our Valentine day special - steamy, hot coffee flavoured flan with fresh strawberries and luscious Nutella sauce.  I don’t think I need to say more, right?

Well, you could use a mixture of berries, though I prefer just strawberries.  Please use brown sugar for the flan because it goes great with the coffee flavour. And the colour is also perfected.

There is nothing hard about this dessert.All you need to do is keep an eye on it, so that it won’t over cook. The amount of time for baking will vary from oven to oven.  And I like keeping my flan not too thick. The one I made here is just about an inch thick.

And pst pst, I baked it in my non-stick tart pan for that elegant look. I had some difficulty getting it out of the pan but finally it came out undamaged! Phew!!
Leaving you with the recipe J


Ingredients: (serves 5)
Milk-2 cups chilled (I used low fat)
Instant coffee- 2 tbsp finely powdered
Full fat cream - 2 cups chilled
Brown sugar- ¾ cup (adjust to taste)
Cinnamon powder - ¼ teaspoon
Eggs - 3
Sugar for caramel - ½ cup (again adjust to your desire but remember nutella sauce will be sweet)
Nutella - ½ cup (3 tbsp)
Water - 2 tbsp hot boiling
Strawberries - 1 cup sliced

Method:

1.   Beat milk, cream, brown sugar, cinnamon and coffee till smooth mixture.
2.   Add egg and beat on a low speed till well incorporated. Don’t let it fluff. Just beat for 2mins or so till mixture is smooth.
3.   Caramelise sugar in a non stick vessel till golden colour and pour into an oven proof dish for baking flan. Be careful not to burn yourself.
4.   Slowly, pour the flan mixture on top. Do it evenly.
5.   Pre heat oven to 180⁰C.
6.   Bake for 40 to 45 mins in a water bath where water level is half.
7.   Be careful not to over bake. Keep an eye after 30mins and bake only till fully done i.e knife cums out clean when inserted.
8.   When fully done, remove and transfer to serving dish.
9.   Mix hot water and nutella. Adjust quantity of water till you get sauce texture.
10. Garnish flan with strawberry slices and pour sauce over.
11. Dig in warm for a fresh taste and texture J

32 comments:

  1. I discovered Nutella last week - just in time for World Nutella Day. This looks great.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wow! Looks stunning, a perfect valentine dessert.

    ReplyDelete
  3. There are no words... That just looks fantabulous! (made up words work in a pinch) Beautiful dessert, awesome pictures, totally something I would love! Buzzed!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Saw it on Facebook! What an elegant presentation and taste wise, just amazing! Yea, an aphrodisiac on a plate! Thank you for sharing :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Wow, what a beautiful dessert! Excellent presentation~

    ReplyDelete
  6. Simply gorgeous! I love this combination of flavors, truly wonderful :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Everything about this dessert screams "valentine's day" and i love it!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I LOVE THIS. the recipe and combination reads biutiful and i know these tastes are complete foil to each other. thank you for sharing. and congrats on guacamole top 9!

    ReplyDelete
  9. The color of the flan looks great against the strawberry - thanks for the share, I'm a big flan fan =D

    ReplyDelete
  10. I am so going to try this - looks sensational :-)
    Sue

    ReplyDelete
  11. Brown sugar, nutella, strawberries, coffee = YUM! This recipe is amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Beautiful! Coffee is such a great idea, too.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Could you get a better combination in a flan? This looks amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Gosh, the presentation of this flan has my heart skipping a beat! And it has Nutella too, you've totally got me!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Congrats on FoodBuzz Top 9. What a beautiful picture!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Be still my heart!! that flan looks incredible, better than dessert I have gotten in fancy restaurants!!!
    Congrats on your top 9 today, you are becoming a regular!
    Cheers
    Dennis

    ReplyDelete
  17. Thankx everyone!
    @Chef Dennis: Thanx chef, really sweet of you! But tastespotting rejected this one also =(
    Thank God for foodbuzz =)

    ReplyDelete
  18. There are sooo beautiful! Very difficult to have a piece of soft desert molded so perfectly! Congrats!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Congrats on your top 9. This recipe looks incredible. Keep up the good work!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Congratulations on the Top 9.
    Fantastic presentation and I am sure it is a delight to eat.

    We invite you to share this post and some of your favorite posts on Food Frenzy.
    Please check out our community at http://blogstew.net/foodfrenzy

    ReplyDelete
  21. This is beautiful and delicious. The coffee-flavored flan must be to die for. Great recipe!

    ReplyDelete
  22. This dessert look so fabulous and your presentation is quite stylish. I enjoy your blog and I present you witha STYLISH BLOGGER AWARD! Take this link to see my post about the details. http://bit.ly/i5cUlV Best, Brooks

    ReplyDelete
  23. This is totally over the top GORGEOUS!
    Congratulations on the Top 9 with your amazing dessert! Well deserved!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Wow… looks so inviting and I have my fork ready to dig in…am drooling all over it..lol :))

    Happy V day to you n your loved ones :)

    US Masala

    ReplyDelete
  25. Hi

    Looks fabulous !! Can one replace the eggs with anything?

    ReplyDelete
  26. @maya: Eggs are the basic ingredients in a flan because its a type of custard! Really not sure about a substitute other than the regular egg substitute you get in stores!!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Thanks.

    http://calogeromira.wordpress.com

    http://calogeromirafoodand.wordpress.com

    ReplyDelete
  28. This looks unbelievably delicious! The wonderful photo makes it even more so. I love the updates to your website and your photographs continue to become more and more enticing.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for taking time out to encourage me! Every comment is heartfully read and loved! Please stop by again and again and again.....!!!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...