La flognarde aux pommes or The French apple flan

This is a long overdue recipe which is a popular dessert in France and at home! It is kind of easy to prepare and requires few ingredients, well… The French basics for a dessert which are flour, sugar, eggs, butter and milk and a bit of alcohol but optional! This delicious dessert is similar to a clafoutis (another French staple) and resembles a big generous pancake. It always proves a big success among the little (and big) ones!

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Enough talk, here is the recipe:

  1. Melt 40 g butter. I usually do melt it in the microwave for 1 minute or so but you can also do it in a pan.
  2. Preheat the oven to 210 degrees.
  3. Whisk together 4 eggs and 100 g caster sugar.
  4. Add 100 g flour little by little, a pinch of salt, the melted butter and 30 cl of milk. Whisk the mixture until it becomes smooth and without lumps. Add 5 cl of rum if you wish (I strongly recommend it as it gives a lovely kick to the overall flavour!).
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  5. Peel and roughly cut 2 to 3 apples. Add the apples chunks to the mixture.
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  6. Pour the mixture in a mold and put in the preheated oven at 210 degrees for 10 minutes or so until the dough starts to swollen. Lower the oven temperature to 180 degrees for about 20 minutes until the cake is firm and golden on top.

Enjoy warm or cold!

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