Mandarin Orange Flan

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  • 80 ml sunflower oil
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 120 ml water
  • 1.50 tsp vanilla extract
  • 200 g plain flour
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 2 tsp
  • baking powder
  • 4 egg whites
  • filling:
  • 2 tins of mandarins (in natural juice)
  • 1 pint cream
  • 1 tblsp caster sugar
  • 0.50 packet of orange jelly


  1. Line 1x12 inch cake or flan tin with baking parchment.
  2. Whip the sunflour oil and egg yolks together until combined, then add water & vanilla extract.
  3. Sift together plain flour and half the sugar, and the baking powder. Stir into the egg mixture and whip for 1 minute
  4. Whip egg whites to soft peak. Gradually add remaining sugar and continue whipping for 2 minutes.
  5. Fold egg white into egg yolk mixture.
  6. Pour mixture into the cake or flan tin.
  7. Bake at 180°C for 20 minutes – test by sticking cocktail stick into cake, if it comes out clean the cake is ready.
  8. Allow to cool completely on wire racks, then place onto a large serving plate.
  9. To make the Filling:
  10. Strain the mandarins. Keeping the juice and brush a little juice over the sponge.
  11. Whip the cream and sugar until thick. Spoon on top of the sponge.
  12. Arrange the mandarins on top of the cream.
  13. Heat the juice then dissolve the jelly in the juice. Allow to cool and thicken slightly then spoon over the mandarins to glaze.


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