It was Mother’s Day the other week and mum was coming over for dinner. I was planning on making a slap up meal for her, including barbecued pulled pork, roast tatties etc. And for dessert – well this easy strawberry flan was a result of having very little time left.
The main course was going along swimmingly but I was struggling for time. You see, I had (eventually) taken delivery of my new computer – 3 weeks late, a day and a half annual leave wasted waiting for a delivery man who never showed up, numerous angry phone calls (tip – don’t go to a shop starting Ar and ending in gos for your new computer). I spent the vast majority of that weekend setting up the new PC, transferring things from my old one to the new one etc.
So Sunday comes along and I didn’t know what to make in a hurry. I popped to the supermarket and picked up a few ‘instant’ items and came up with this Easy Strawberry Flan.
I warned mum that it was a bit thrown together, but she – and Disneyboi – both loved it. All the effort it took was slicing up some tinned strawberries (which look vile, so need disguised), whipping up some Angel Delight and skooshing some cream.
I have also been meaning to enter ‘Dead Easy Desserts’ hosted by Sarah over at Maison Cupcake and this month Michelle from Utterly Scrummy for some time now. Dead Easy Desserts is all about making desserts in under 30 minutes and this took way less time than that!
Here’s how I made it…
Yield: One flan
1 sponge flan (about 12” diameter)
1 packet of Strawberry Angel Delight (or other instant pudding)
1 tin strawberries in light syrup
White Chocolate Chips (optional)
1 can of light squirty cream
Milk (as directed on pudding mix)
Drain the strawberries, using a sieve, reserve some of the syrup for drizzling.
Chop the strawberries into slices and scatter them over the base of the flan.
Make the Angel Delight as directed and beat until thickened.
Spread the Angel Delight over the strawberries, smoothing over the top. Sprinkle on some white chocolate chips, if you are using them.
Pop into the fridge to chill and set – about 5 minutes.
Remove from the fridge and squirt whipped cream over the top of the Angel Delight, in a uniform pattern.
Drizzle some strawberry syrup over the cream and that’s it!
How easy was that? Very I can tell you! It saved me tons of time and impressed those who ate it – including myself. It has to be eaten quickly as the instant squirty cream deflates if left out for too long. But the sponge, real strawberries, frothy pudding and milky white chocolate make for a light dessert, rustled up in no time at all.