The Mediterranean flavors of mozzarella, basil and tomato blend brilliantly to make this a flavorful and attractive Tomato Cheese and Basil Flan.



Tomato Cheese and Basil Flan

Shortcrust pastry, defrost, 175 g

Tomatoes, sliced, 250 g

Milk, 300 ml

Large eggs, 3

Dried basil, 1 ½ tsp

Cheddar cheese, 75 g

Salt, to taste

Black pepper, to taste


Preparation Method:

Tomato Cheese and Basil Flan

Heat the oven to 190C.

Roll out the shortcrust pastry on a floured surface and use to line an 8-inch plain flan ring set on a baking sheet.

Arrange tomato slices overlapping in the flan case. In a bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, basil, 50 g of the cheddar cheese and salt and black pepper to taste.

Pour the mixture into the flan case and sprinkle over the remaining cheese. Bake in the oven over 40-45 minutes until the filling is set and golden brown on top.

Allow the flan to cool for 5 minutes then carefully remove the flan ring. Transfer the flan to a serving dish then garnish if you like.


Cook’s Notes

Tomato Cheese and Basil Flan


Preparation takes about 20 minutes and baking requires 40-45 minutes.


Serving Ideas

Tomato Cheese and Basil Flan

 The flan is equally good served warm or cold. It serves as an appetizer or starter for either a lunch or supper party. Try accompanying with a spicy tomato relish. This tasty flan is also a perfect picnic food.


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