Summer flan

Summer flan



  • 500g of mixed berries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 sponge flan or sponge cake
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 and a half cups water
  • 300mL thin cream
  • half a cup caster sugar, extra
  • Zest of 1 orange, finely chopped


Place berries in a saucepan with sugar and enough water to cover berries. Stir until sugar dissolves then bring to the boil (this will take 5 minutes or so if the berries were frozen). Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Allow berry syrup to cool.

Strain syrup into a jug and reserve berries.

Whip cream with extra caster sugar until thick, then fold in orange zest.

Pour syrup, quarter of a cup at a time over the flan until sponge is soaked with syrup; you will have some syrup left over. Place berries on top. Serve with extra syrup and orange cream.


  • This is an easy version of Summer pudding. My husband was a little concerned that the flan was soggy, until I pointed out that it was meant to be like that, then he was very impressed with the flavours. Rolls eyes.
  • Use leftover syrup with pancakes or add some gelatine to make jelly.
  • Recipe created by Melissa Hughes for Kidspot.

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