I loved every single bite of this vegan flan parisien, which I made with home made vegan puff pastry (but you can use store bought and it is much quicker!).
I decided to make this silly reel because I loved the texture so much, it was so rewarding and silky 🥰 and I loved the wobble, it was perfection 🤯 and it’s so easy to make.
1)To make the Puff pastry:
68g vegan butter
96g ice cold water
Mix flour and butter and salt well, then add cold water, knead until not too elastic and chill 30’.
Butter layer:Mix 40g flour and 210g vegan butter and shape in a 32x16cm rectangle and chill 20’.
Roll out the first dough 32×32 then place the butter rectangle at the centre and wrap with the rest of the dough. Rest 30’ in fridge, then roll out 20x50cm and do a single fold. Rest 1h and to a double fold. Repeat both folds and let rest overnight before using.
2)To make the flan:
Line the tin with the puff pastry and freeze it for about 1h.
Custard (soya free)
700ml almond milk
1 vanilla bean
2.6 agar agar+10g water (to dissolve it)
75g coconut cream (scoop the upper part of a coconut milk can after letting it sit overnight in the fridge)
170g light brown sugar
1/2 tsp turmeric
80g g vegan butter
Peach jam (or apricot)
Make the custard: warm the milk, the coconut cream and the vanilla bean. When the mixture is warm stir in the agar agar and keep cooking and whisking for a minute or two. Then pour in a bowl where you have sifted the sugar turmeric and cornflour together and whisk well to combine. Return to the stove and keep cooking and whisking until the mixture thickens – literally it’s just like making a custard but with the agar agar. Finally incorporated the cubed vegan butter with a balloon whisk until the cream is silky.
Remove the tin with the puff pastry from the freezer and immediately pour the custard in. Put in the oven and bake ~1h at 170C fan. Since every oven is different start taking a look at 45’. You want the top to look like mine and the flan to have a gentle wobble in the middle. I wouldn’t (ever) leave it longer than 1h.
Warm some peach jam in a pan and brush it on the top of the flan before serving. Enjoy 💚