For those of you who remember that fabulous restaurant in JHB called Gatrilles Son & Co and experienced the sheer joy of tasting their very popular lemon flan, you will be thanking me forever when you read how simple and tasty this recipe is. It’s a real South African recipe that uses Marie biscuits in it’s base.
I got it from a recipe book my mother put together many years ago and the recipe appeared in a magazine, have no idea which one but from the cutting looks like YOU mag or something similar. Give this one a try, you will be very pleased indeed!
It’s a 15 minute preparation from start to finsish but does need about 2 hours in the fridge before you serve.
What you need
1 Tin sweetened condensed milk (397g)
250 ml whipping cream
Juice of 4 large lemons
1/2 packet Marie biscuits
80 ml melted butter
20cm round flan dish or cake tin.
First off, crush the half packet of Marie biscuits until quite fine by placing them in a packet and use a rolling pin or empty bottle to crush them up.
Then melt butter and add the crushed Marie biscuits, stir them until all of the crushed biscuits are coated with butter and then press into the base and sides of the dish firmly. Pop it in the fridge while you prepare the filling.
In a large bowl, whip the cream to soft peak stage and then add the condensed milk. Mix well with a metal spoon to combine the cream and condensed milk evenly.
Lastly stir in the lemon juice and give it another good mix.
Get you shell from the fridge and pour in the lemon mixture, return to fridge for another 2 hours before serving.
Its seriously simple and very delicious… just does not get any easier than that, my kind of recipe!
Before serving you can finely grate a little lemon rind(or not) and serve with a nice dollop of whipped cream or ice cream.
Happy New Year…
Another great recipe is the lemon meringue pie recipe
I have been asked a few times about using Tennis biscuits in the base and yes you can, it is just as good but the Marie biscuits make a base that is easier to serve, the tennis biscuits tend to crumble.