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Cheat’s strawberry flan

Cheat’s strawberry flan

Makes 1 x 23cm flan

  • 1 x 23cm bought sponge 
  • flan case
  • 1 level tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp amaretto or fruit liqueur
  • 150ml seedless raspberry jam
  • squeeze or two of lemon
  • 450g small strawberries, hulled
  • 300g quark
  • 50g icing sugar, sifted, plus extra for dusting
  • few drops of almond extract
  • 225ml double cream

Place the flan case on a serving plate. In a small bowl, pour a tablespoon of boiling water over the caster sugar and stir to dissolve, then add the amaretto. Brush this over the base of the flan case within the rim, using a pastry brush.

Combine the jam with a squeeze or two of lemon to loosen it. Slice a third of the strawberries, combine with the jam and spoon into the flan case.

Beat the quark, icing sugar and almond extract together in a large bowl until smooth. Whisk the cream to soft fluffy peaks in a medium bowl using an electric whisk, and fold into the quark half at a time. Dollop this over the jammy fruit, swirling the top. Cover and chill for up to a day. Shortly before serving, slice the remaining strawberries and pile on top, then dust all over with icing sugar.