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Recipe for White Chocolate Flan with Saskatoon Berry Sauce

This recipe for white chocolate flan with saskatoon berry sauce offers a wonderful array of textures and flavours. If saskatoon berries are not available, use blueberries or any other kind of berry that you want.

Trivia: In the Canadian prairies, where I grew up, saskatoon berries are called, simply, "saskatoons." Picking these delicious wild berries is summer tradition. They make wonderful pies, muffins or preserves.

Trivia: According to Wikipedia, saskatoon berries derive their name from the Cree noun of "mis‚skwatŰmina".

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White Chocolate Flan with Saskatoon Berry Sauce Recipe

Ingredients

Flan

1/2 cup of sugar
1 tablespoon of water, warm
1 cup milk
1 cup whipping cream
2 squares of white chocolate
3 egg yolks
2 whole eggs
confectioner's sugar (or icing sugar)
white chocolate curls

Sauce

1 1/2 cups of saskatoon berries (or whatever substitute berries you are using)
1 cup red wine
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon of corn starch
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Preparation

Chop the white chocolate.

Oil six custard cups and preheat the oven to 350°F.

To make the flan, put the sugar and water in a saucepan. Have a pastry brush and a bowl of water handy. Heat over low heat, shaking the pan as you do so. Increase the heat to high and bring your water and sugar to a boil. Do not stir. Allow the sugar to caramelize and turn a golden brown color. Use the wet pastry brush to wash the sugar away from the sides of the pan.

When the sugar is brown, remove the pan from the heat. Stir in the milk and cream. Return to heat and heat this mixture until it is almost, but not quite boiling. Add the chopped white chocolate and stir until it has melted.

In a different bowl, whisk the egg yolks and the whole eggs together until they are combined. Stir a small bit of melted white chocolate mixture into the eggs. Next, gradually mix in the remaining custard until all is combined.

Pour this mixture into the custard cups. Put the filled custard cups into a baking dish. Pour hot water into this dish until it reaches half way up the outside of the custard cups. Bake in the preheated oven until done. This takes about 35 minutes.

Remove your custard cups from the oven. Cool and then place in the refrigerator to chill.

To make the sauce, place the berries, wine, sugar and cornstarch in a pan and cook over medium heat until the mixture is thick and bubbling. Remove from heat. Add vanilla. Keep the saskatoon berry sauce warm.

When you are ready to serve this dessert, place spoonfuls of the saskatoon berry sauce in the custard cups on top of the pudding.

Alternatively, you could unmould the puddings onto serving dishes.

Either way, after adding the berry sauce, dust the flans with icing sugar and sprinkle shaved white chocolate over top.

This recipe for white chocolate flan with saskatoon berry sauce is truly delectable.


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