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Wood Fired Brazilian Fan

This classic Brazilian dessert tastes even better when baked in a wood fired oven. It’s creamy, authentic flavours are sure to be a hit with the whole family.Brazilian-Flan-6-683x1024

You’ll Need

  • 200g sugar
  • 75ml water
  • 2 x 397g cans sweet condensed milk
  • 800ml whole milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1tbsp vanilla extract

Method
To begin, fire up your wood fired oven to optimum temperature and allow to cool until it reaches 160°C.

Secondly, in a saucepan, melt the sugar over a medium to high heat. It should take around 10 minutes to melt and once it’s golden brown you can add your water. Let it cook, stirring lightly, until it has thickened up.

Next, pour the caramel into a high-heat 10” angel food pan and swirl so the caramel coats the bottom and sides. Leave for a few minutes until hard, which will also mean that it doesn’t mix in with the flan.

Then, add the condensed milk, whole milk, eggs and vanilla extract to either a food processor or a blender and mix together. Pour the flan mixture into your angel food pan and cover with foil.

Fill a high-heat roasting dish half way with water and place your angel food pan in to create a Bain Marie. Then, transfer to your wood fired oven and cook for 80-90 minutes until the top is golden but it still has a little wiggle. You can also test if it’s cooked by inserting a cake skewer- it should come out clean when ready.

Finally, remove your Brazilian flan from your wood fired oven and leave to cool, then put it in your fridge overnight. To remove, run a knife along the sides, hold a plate over the top and simply flip.

When serving, make sure to spoon some extra caramel on top!

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