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Strawberry Flan

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Ingredients
  Shortcrust pastry 1 (Rich, To Fit An 8 Inch -9 Inch Flan Ring)
For filling
  Strawberries 400 Gram
  Gelatin 1 Teaspoon, dissolved in 4 tsp water
  Water 4 Teaspoon (For Dissolving The Gelatin)
  Limca/Any lime-based soda 600 Milliliter
  Lime 1⁄2 , juiced
  Caster sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Oil/Butter 1 Teaspoon (For greasing)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degree F
2. Grease a 9-inch flan ring or tart tin with oil or butter.
3. Wash the strawberries and pat dry.
4. Slice into half lengthwise

MAKING
5. On a flour dusted surface, roll the pastry into a 9 inch circle and line the flan ring.
6. Fill the pastry shell with beans and place in the preheated oven for 15 minutes until lightly browned
7. Remove the pastry shell from ring and place on a wire rack to cool complete.
8. In a glass bowl, combine the dissolved gelatin with Limca, lemon juice, salt and sugar, stirring until well dissolved.
9. Chill over a bowl of ice, stirring after ever 5 minutes with a metal spoon, so that the gelatin does not settle to the bottom.
10. Add the strawberries to the semi set jelly and mix gently and continue to chill over ice, folding the jelly occasionally to keep the strawberries well distributed.

FINALIZING
11. Lightly grease sides of flan ring with oil and return pastry to ring.
12. Turn the semi-set strawberry jelly into the pastry shell and spread evenly.
13. Place the flan in the refrigerator until the jelly has set.

SERVING
14. Unmould the flan carefully from ring and place on a serving platter or pastry stand.
15. Slice into wedges.
16. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream if you like.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Chilling
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Strawberry
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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