Sweetcorn Flan

sweetcorn flan

Sweetcorn Flan

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Fluffy and light, this sweetcorn flan recipe is a delicious way to make the most of summer's corn crop.
Servings: 4
Calories: 780
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 25 mins

Ingredients
 

  • 8 oz plain flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 oz margarine
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • beaten egg to glaze

for the filling

  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 green pepper deseeded and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 11 1/2 oz can sweetcorn
  • 4 oz cooked ham diced

for the white sauce

  • 1 1/2 oz butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 oz plain flour
  • 3/4 pint milk
  • salt and pepper

garnish

  • 3 tomatoes sliced
  • parsley sprig

Instructions

for the shortcrust pastry

  • Sift the flour and salt into a bowl. Cut the margarine into small pieces and rub into the flour until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add enough water to mix to a soft dough.
  • Roll out and line a 20 cm (8 in) flan ring placed on a baking tray. Bake blind for 15 minutes in a moderately hot oven, then remove the paper and beans and return to the oven for a further 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cook the onion and pepper in the oil for a few minutes until soft.
  • Drain the sweetcorn and add to the mixture with the ham.
  • Make the white sauce. Melt the butter or margarine over a low heat. Add the flour, cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly,
  • then gradually add the milk and stir until the sauce boils and thickens. Reduce the heat and simmer
  • gently for 2 minutes. Add the seasoning. Add the vegetable mixture and simmer gently for 2 minutes. Season well.
  • Pour the mixture into the cooked warm flan case, garnish with halved tomato slices and parsley and serve.
  • A quick flan case: melt 100 g (4 oz) butter or margarine then stir in 175 g (6 oz) crushed savoury biscuits. Press in the base and sides of the dish. Chill, then fill and serve.

Notes

Oven temperature 190°C, 375°F, gas 5
Calories: 780 kcal
Carbohydrates: 81 g
Protein: 21 g
Fat: 43g
Saturated Fat: 13 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 93 mg
Sodium: 1316 mg
Potassium: 787 mg
Fiber: 6 g
Sugar: 13 g
Vitamin A: 2576 IU
Vitamin C: 50 mg
Calcium: 151 mg
Iron: 4 mg
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