07 July 2014

My White Chocolate Flan chosen by MasterChef Australia as one of the top 24 dishes..

My White Chocolate Flan chosen by MasterChef Australia as one of the top 24 dishes..


One of my dishes was chosen by MasterChef Australia ! See the pics and click on them till you come to my White Chocolate Flan Cake!
"WOW. You've truly blown us away with the amazing response for #MyTop24Dish. SO many beautiful and delicious looking dishes.

Congrats to: Tiffany Louise Spriggs, Aban Kekobad, Meg Santos, Justin J Wee, Eliot Roberts, Alok Verma, Matthew Hopcraft, Beer Sumet, Eddie Sim, Karen Coles, Oz Brown, Kristy Cameron, Simone Wright, Sam Todorovic, Petrus Kwan and Shruti Srinivasan."


See the link here: https://www.facebook.com/MasterChefAU/posts/10152036477615636

Here my recipe



Baking a cake is one of the joys of someone who loves to cook!
I made this gluten free cake and used
almond meal for a base, instead of regular flour

I used this flan dish to bake the cake, hence the name "flan"cake.



Ingredients:

1 and a half cup of sieved almond meal
2 eggs at room temperature
1/2 cup butter at room temperature
4 dsp sugar
About 12/15 Glace Cherries
Quarter cup white chocolate bits
A handful of pistachio nuts
A handful of flaked almonds
A pinch of Salt
4 tsp of brandy or rum or any liquor of your choice
1 tsp of vanilla essence
A few pieces of dark chocolate (optional) to decorate.

Method:

Preheat the oven at 200 C
Sieve the almond meal
Add all the nuts, cherries, 1/4 of the white chocolate chips and salt to the almond meal
Separate the eggs from the whites and beat the whites till medium stiff
Melt the rest of the chocolate chips in the microwave for about 20/25 seconds.

Beat the egg yolks and add the butter, sugar, Vanilla essence, rum or brandy and the melted chocolate
Pour the egg yolk mixture to the almond meal and mix it.
 Add the egg whites to the mixture and put the mixture in the flan dish to bake
(line the dish with baking paper)
IMPORTANT!
Reduce the oven temperature to 150 C as soon as you put it for baking
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
Leave the door of the oven open and let the cake cool completely before removing it.

Once it cools, melt some dark chocolate and drizzle with a spoon lattice lines on the cake
Enjoy!