Recipe and method for Silverwood Crimped Flans (21134,64,94
is a one-stage mixture, and the amount of ingredients given will make:
An 11 inch sponge flan or
a 9 inch sponge flan plus a 6 inch
sponge flan or
a 6 inch sponge flan and six 3 inch mini sponge flans.
4 oz, margarine softened
at room temperature.
4 oz, caster sugar
4 oz. Self-raising flour
A little cooking oil
Appropriate tin or tins
This is equivalent to the 2 eggs and their weight in sugar, margarine
and self-raising flour.
Our crimped flans have separate rings and raised "top hat" bases.
First cut a round of greaseproof
paper to fit the raised centre of the base. To do this lay it on the paper, raised side downwards, tip your pencil under the
rim and draw round it; cut out the round.
Brush the flan ring and the centre with cooking oil.
Put the circle of paper on the centre and grease this as well.
(There is no need to line the mini flan tin centres with greaseproof paper; just brush them with cooking oil.)
Warm a mixing
bowl in the oven for a few minutes, put all the ingredients into
it and mix carefully until they are combined. Then, using a wooden
spoon, beat the mixture for 2 minutes until it is smooth, soft and well mixed. (If you use an electric mixer, beat for l minute
Turn the mixture
into the tin and spread it level with a palette knife.
Bake the flan in a moderately hot oven, just above the centre, at Gas Mark 5 or 375 degrees.
The ll inch
sponge flan will take 15 to 20 minutes to cook, the 9 inch flan 15 minutes, the 6 inch flan and the mini flans 10 minutes.
Turn the flan
on to a wire tray and remove first the ring, then the "top hat", then the greaseproof paper; the loose centre makes
the flan very easy to turn out.
At this stage the sponge flans all freeze beautifully in polythene bags. Thaw them still in the bags
to prevent them from drying-they take an hour at room temperature.