Banana and honey flan

Go bananas over Frank Bordoni's nice but not so naughty tart - a sweet indulgence with a slightly virtuous touch
By Frank Bordoni
Banana and honey flan
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  • Serves: 6-8
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Effort: medium



  • 110 g shortcrust pastry
  • 3 tbsp acacia honey
  • 50 ml water
  • 3 bananas
  • 3 large eggs
  • 250 ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 75 g plain flour
  • 50 ml quark
  • 0.5 tsp vanilla extract
  • 50 g brown sugar


1. Lightly butter a 20cm tart tin. Roll out the pastry to line the tin and pop in the fridge to chill.

2. Place the honey and water in a heavy based pan and bring to the boil. Cook, until the mixture turns a caramel colour. Remove from the heat and add the banana slices. Set aside for 10-15 minutes.

3. Meanwhile put the eggs, milk, flour, quark, vanilla extract and brown sugar into a large mixing bowl and whisk until smooth.

4. Set the oven to 180C/gas 4. Remove the pastry case from the fridge and bake blind in the oven for 10-15 minutes.

5. Fill the case with the batter. Drain the bananas from the syrup and scatter over the batter. Cook for 30 minutes, until set. Turn out from the tin and serve warm, drizzled with the honey syrup.

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