Cheese and onion flan

Calories per serving 395.


serves 4
150 g (5 1/2 oz) plain white flour plus 2 teaspoons for rolling
a pinch of salt
75 g (2 3/4 oz) polyunsaturated margarine

for the filling

1 teaspoon olive oil
3 onions, sliced thinly
1 garlic clove, crushed
3 tablespoons vegetable stock
2 eggs
150 ml (5 fl oz) skimmed milk
125 g (4 1/2 oz) low fat soft cheese
salt and freshly ground black pepper


1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 6/200°C/fan oven 180°C.To make the pastry, sift the flour and salt in a mixing bowl. Rub in the margarine using your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Mix in enough cold water to make a soft dough.

2. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface and use it to line a 20 cm (8 inch) loose bottomed flan tin. Line the base of the pastry with non stick baking parchment and fill the flan up with baking beans. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes, and then remove the beans and paper and bake 'blind' for a further 10 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a medium saucepan and add the onions, garlic and stock. Cover and cook gently for 15 minutes until the onions have softened. Remove the cover, turn up the heat and cook until the liquid evaporates.

4. Whisk together the eggs, milk, soft cheese and seasoning.

5. Arrange the cooked onion mixture over the base of the pastry case.

6. Carefully pour the egg mixture over the top and return the flan to the oven for 20 minutes, until the filling is set and golden.

7. Cut into wedges to serve.

What did you think?

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Yet to make but sounds delicious
posted by kira @ 02:44AM, 1/04/08
I am going to make this today. It sounds like it tastes amazing and am going to make it tonight and a large one.
posted by OOid @ 09:21AM, 4/29/08
This is a great recipe and can't be beaten I think as the large amount of onion makes it so tasty almost like a french onion tart.delicious cold too!
Low fat soft cheese
posted by Lyndell @ 08:47PM, 1/22/09
What type of cheese is best...something an aussie would be able to source
Again I ask...
posted by Lyndell @ 12:40AM, 1/27/09
Explain the type of cheese needed for the recipe, soft doesn't explain enough
Low fat soft cheese
posted by Ruth @ 12:41PM, 5/18/09
I would assume low fat soft cheese is like philedephia cheese

hope this helps
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