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Grape Flan

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Ingredients
For pastry
  Sifted flour 150 Gram
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Almonds 75 Gram, blanched, peeled and powdered
  Chilled butter 150 Gram, cut into cubes
  Castor sugar 75 Gram
  Egg 1 , whisked
For filling
  Caster sugar 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Club soda 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  White wine 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Lime juice 1 Tablespoon
  Powdered gelatin 1 Tablespoon, dissolved in 4 tablespoon water
  Water 4 Tablespoon (For Dissolving The Gelatin)
  Seedless green grapes 150 Gram
  Black grapes 150 Gram (Seedless)
  Almonds 3 Tablespoon, blanched, peeled and slivered
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven and prepare flan ring.

MAKING
2) On to a cold work surface, sift flour with salt.
3) Mix the powdered almonds in it.
4) Add butter and with your fingertips, rub into the flour and raise the mixture high to aerate it till it resembles the breadcrumbs.
5) Combine it with sugar and eggs and form a dough.
6) Knead lightly and into the base of flan ring, press to form a disc.
7) Smoothen the pastry's surface and using a fork, prick all over it.
8) In the preheated oven, bake for 15 minutes till crisp and pale gold.
9) Remove pastry from the flan ring and place it over the wire rack to let it completely cool.
10) In a pan, add sugar, soda and wine and cook over low flame till the sugar dissolves. Simmer for 2-3 minutes.
11) To the dissolved gelatine, add sugar syrup and lime juice and mix it well till the syrup is tart enough.
12) Add more lime juice if required.
13) Semi-set over the ice or refrigerate.
14) With a metal spoon, fold occasionally so that the gelatine does not settle at the bottom.
15) With oil, lightly grease the sides of flan rings and return pastry to ring.
16) Arrange the circles of black and green grapes over the top of the pastry.
17) Over the grapes, scatter slivered almonds.
18) Over grapes and almonds, spoon semi-set syrup.
19) Place it in the refrigerator till sets.
20) Remove flan from the ring and place it on a serving platter.

SERVING
21) Serve chill.

TIPS
Ice cold water can be added if pastry becomes extra dry.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Chilling
Interest: 
Holiday, Gourmet
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Grape
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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