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Christmas brings with it many meals and celebrations, and with that comes a lot of prep work and extra time in the kitchen, often more than we would like. According to a report by the supermarket chain Aldi, Spaniards spend an average of 159 minutes (just over 2.5 hours) preparing Christmas meals this year. This figure has decreased in recent years- in 2019 it was 172 minutes.
Desserts especially take a long time to prepare, so today I want to lessen your load by bringing you some delicious Christmas flans that are super quick to make and have easy step-by-step instructions.
A touch of nougat in your Christmas Flan
Almonds are what gives this flan its Christmas flavor. When it came to ingredients I didn’t have to think twice. This Almond Spread that I’ve been adding to my pancakes, milkshakes, and casseroles all year was the key ingredient to give it that classic soft nougat taste. It is made up of 100% almonds: no sugar, no lactose, no gluten, no palm oil, no artificial additives. And it has a special crunchy touch.
- 4 eggs
- 250 ml milk
- 250 ml coconut milk (canned)
- cinnamon stick
- lemon peel
- 1 vanilla pod
- date paste
For the nougat topping:
- Almond Spread
- lemon zest
- 30 ml almond milk
Heat the milk and coconut milk in a saucepan. Remove from the heat and add the lemon peel, cinnamon stick, and vanilla. Let sit so it can infuse for half an hour.
Beat the eggs and mix the date paste in.
Remove the lemon, vanilla pod, and cinnamon from the milk and mix with the eggs.
Pour the mixture into the molds.
Place the molds in a bowl with hot water until it covers half of the molds.
Place in the oven, which has been preheated. Bake in a bain-marie for 30 minutes.
Remove and let cool.
To remove from the mold, carefully run a knife between the flan and the mold and turn the flan pan over onto a plate.
Crush the toppings and sprinkle over the flan.
Here are some other Christmas recipes that you can make too!