Strawberry flan sponge base recipes

Summer Fruit Sponge

Summer Fruit Sponge

This year I'm experimenting with a gluten and dairy free fruit sponge - so not like the old fashioned fruit and jelly flan, don't even go there
Persimmon & Red Berry Flan - retro loveliness.

Persimmon & Red Berry Flan - retro loveliness.

We were in the supermarket the other week and I spotted the spongeflan cases. I tried pouring it over before it was set, but of course it just soaked into the sponge, so that wasn't any good

Tart or Pudding? The Great Bakewell Debate

Roll the pastry out onto a floured surface and line the flan tin trimming the edges just a little above the sides to allow for any shrinkage during cooking
Strawberry & Cream Sponge Flan

Strawberry & Cream Sponge Flan

When you turn out a spongeflanbase, it should have a little raised edge around the top - as you can see on the spongeflanbase I made below
Easy Strawberry Flan

Easy Strawberry Flan

But the sponge, real strawberries, frothy pudding and milky white chocolate make for a light dessert, rustled up in no time at all
Easy Strawberry Shortcake Shortcut

Easy Strawberry Shortcake Shortcut

This is a simple dessert, I made from a store bought cake shell called a ‘flan’ shell, or you could use any type of sponge as the base
Chocolate Christmas Trifle

Chocolate Christmas Trifle

It started as a way to use up some (embarrassingly) out of date spongeflan cases. Make the jelly up according to the packet instructions and pour over the base
A celebratory summer pie

A celebratory summer pie

Next roll it out nice and thin making sure its large enough to fit in your flan tin. Once your batter is made dollop the mixture speradically around the pie filling when baked this sponge mixture will have oozed in and around the apples and berries
Baked Alaska with Raspberry Coulis

Baked Alaska with Raspberry Coulis

Now layer the ice cream on top of the spongebase. Also in hindsight, making individual portions with smaller spongebases may be easier or helps you decorate the meringue in pretty patterns