Thursday, November 3, 2016

Blackthorn flan


500g blackthorn compote (you can use raspberry, black currants or other berries you can find)
125 g (muscovado) sugar - or any other sweetener to taste
300ml almond milk (or rice / oat milk)
300 ml coconut milk
10 g agar agar powder (or follow instructions on the package, as each brand seems to have a specific amount needed to make jelly of a certain amount of liquid)
1 tablespoon arrowroot


Dissolve the arrowroot with a little plant milk into a glass. Set it aside.

In a saucepan bring the milk, blackthorn, sugar and agar agar together. Bring it to a boil over on medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. When it reaches the boiling point, reduce the heat.
Add the dissolved arrowroot with milk. Stir and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes.

Turn the heat off. Pour into glasses or flan moulds. You can also use this to make it into a "bavaroise" pie. In that case, use a little bit extra agar (like 2g extra, but it depends on which brand you use) in the recipe. After cooking it, pour it into a spring form covered with a dough made of cookies and coconut oil. It's a simple and quick dessert that can impress people and it does not require major pastry skills. 

Let the flan in the refrigerator for at least 4-8 hours to harden. 

Optional: Serve with extra blackthorn coulis and fresh mint.


  1. That looks gorgeous! I love the idea of developing it into a bavarois, for extra fancy people!

    1. Yes! Especially with the festivity days coming soon, I love having an easy and presentable recipe that does not require much work. I'll try to make one of the coming days and post a picture of it to give anyone the idea of how it looks.