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Butterscotch Flan Recipe from Flying Fish Cafe, BoardWalk


Butterscotch Flan
2 1/4 cups heavy (whipping) cream
1/2 cup butterscotch chips
1/3 cup sugar
2 Tbsp dark rum
Yolks from 6 large eggs
1 box (I7 1/4 oz) frozen puff pastry, thawed

Rum Cream
3/4 CUP heavy (whipping) cream
2 Tbsp each sugar and dark rum

Banana-Caramel Sauce
10 oz commercial caramel sauce or topping
6 bananas, peeled and sliced


Place oven rack in middle of oven. Heat to 300'F. Have ready a 9 x 5-in. oven roof glass loaf pan, a large roasting pan, 2 large cookie sheets and a 31/2 x 21/2-in. Mickey Mouse cookie cutter (see Tip and Notes).

Butterscotch Flan: Bring 1 3/4 cups of the heavy cream, the butterscotch chips, sugar and rum to a simmer in a medium saucepan, stirring until chips are melted.

Whisk yolks and remaining 1/2 cup cream in a large bowl until blended. Whisk in about 1 cup hot butterscotch mixture. Then whisk yolk mixture back into saucepan. Stir over medium-low heat, scraping bottom of saucepan, 3 to 5 minutes or just until mixture starts to thicken on bottom (don't let it boil; it will curdle). Pour into loaf pan.

Put roasting pan on middle oven rack; set loaf pan in center. Add hot water to roasting pan to come 2/3 up sides of loaf pan.

Bake 1 hour 15 minutes or until a knife inserted in center of flan comes almost. clean. Remove loaf pan to a then with plastic wrap. Refrigerate 3 until cold.

Heat oven to 400F. Unfold puff pastry and cut out 8 Mickey Mouse heads from each sheet. Place on ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 10 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. With a spatula, remove immediately to a wire rack to cool.

Just before serving: Beat Rum Cream ingredients in a small bowl with mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form.

Banana-Caramel Sauce. Bring caramel to a simmer in a large skillet. Add-bananas; heat through. Remove skillet from beat.

To assemble: Cut flan in 8 portions. To remove from pan, lightly coat a broad spatula with nonstick spray, slide under
and lift out. Place 1 portion on each dessert plate. Top with 1 Mickey pastry, the bananas, a dollop of Rum Cream, then another Mickey.

Serve immediately. Serves 8.

NOTE I: The Mickey cookie cutter may be found in stores selling Wilton cake decorating supplies. For the store nearest you or to order, call Wilton Enterprises at 630- 963-7100 ext. 320.

NOTE 2: To prepare pastry without a Mickey cutter, thaw any I sheet of puff pastry. With a ruler and sharp knife, cut sheet in half lengthwise, then crosswise in quarters making eight 21/2-in. squares. Bake and cool as directed. Split squares in half. Place boftom half on flan, top with bananas, top of pastry and Rum Cream.



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