Creamy Parmesan Flans

“From BBC Food's 'Rachel's Favourite Foods'. They looked so simple, few ingredients, yet tasty and elegant. Can't wait to try!”
1hr 25mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring the milk and cream to a bubble (do not boil).
  2. Add bay leaves and garlic, turn off heat, place lid on saucepan, and leave to infuse (for approximately 1/2 hour or longer).
  3. Whisk together the eggs and egg yolks.
  4. Pour milk mixture over eggs very slowly while whisking.
  5. Strain through a sieve (this removes any left over unconstituted egg "bits" and makes for a smoother, glossier end-product).
  6. Add grated parmesan and salt and pepper.
  7. Pour into 4 individual ramekin dishes and place in a bain-marie (see note below).
  8. Bake at 375°F for 30-40 minutes until set at the edges but still slightly "jiggly" at the centres.
  9. Upend onto serving plates and serve with a side garnish of olive oil-dressed rocket leaves.
  10. Note: For our beginner cooks, place the ramekins in another container into which you can pour hot water such that the water comes up to about halfway up the ramekin dishes.

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