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Flan Recipes

Flan Recipes can be traced back as far as Roman times, with some even earlier reference to ancient Greek cuisine. The word "flan" originates from the medieval French "flaon", derived from the Latin "fladonem", meaning flat cake. The Romans always used their resources wisely and their creation of dishes to use up a surplus of eggs resulted in many variations of flan recipes both savoury and also sweet, using honey. A flan is basically an open pie and can have a choice of fillings. In the UK, a dish referred to as a flan usually describes a type of fruit tart, in which case the pastry would be sweet. However, savoury dishes, like for instance quiches, also come into this category and different types of pastry, such a puff or shortcrust, can be used for further variations of flan recipes. The sweet forms of this cuisine also became popular in Spain, using milk, eggs and caramelised sugar, resulting in a dish similar to the custard pie and in modern French, the word "flan" is now generally the term applied to flan recipes for custard tart.
So, sweet or savoury, the choice is yours, with our selection of delicious flan recipes.
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