Make Ahead

Matcha Green Tea Flan

November  8, 2010
0 Ratings
  • Serves 8-10
Author Notes

One of my best childhood holiday memory was dinner at gramma's and her historical unmatched classic, no one could ever replicate, her beautiful golden Flan.
And this is my attempt at reviving a family tradition. I tweaked a Traditional Portuguese Recipe that dates back to the 17th century Convents where nuns developed and mastered the science of dessert making and baking giving birth to what are still known today as "Doces Conventuais" or Desserts from the Convent, a Portuguese tradition that have stood the test of time. —natty

What You'll Need
  • 12 ounces Sugar
  • 16 ounces Whole Milk
  • 3 tablespoons green tea (leaves)
  • 15 egg yolks
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. In a medium sauce pan over medium low heat melt 4oz of sugar until liquefied and golden in color. Pour hot liquid into a round baking dish, turning the dish to evenly coat the bottom and sides (you may use glass or ceramic, just make sure it can withstand the oven temperature). Coating the dish is a struggle, so don't get discouraged! It may take some practice, just make sure at least the bottom is covered.
  3. Heat up milk to about 180F (80C), add green tea leaves and let it rest covered for about 10min.Use a strainer to separate milk from tea leaves and reserve milk.
  4. In a bowl whist egg yolks, then add remaining sugar and slowly incorporate the milk. Mix until smooth.
  5. Pour egg mixture into the sugar coated baking dish. Cover dish with aluminum foil and oven bake it in a double boiler for about 60min.
  6. Allow Flan to cool to room temperature and place it the fridge until ready to serve. To serve, flip it over a serving place deep enough to accommodate all liquid

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6 Reviews

natty November 10, 2010
:D thanks everyone....... it was pretty amazing how it literally "evaporated" as soon as it was served. i was indeed very proud of having lived up to the tradition (i had some big shoes to fill)
Sagegreen November 9, 2010
tati-bi-tati November 8, 2010
That was such a delicious dish my mouth waters just looking at it. Please, please natty make me some more soon.
tati-bi-tati November 8, 2010
OMG!!!! I tried and it was D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S!!!!!!!
natty November 8, 2010
Thanks Tiggy Bee :)
TiggyBee November 8, 2010