Friday, 27 April 2012

Limoncello Flans

After weeks of gray skies, long showers and cold winds, I realized, you know what, life isn't too bad.

Sometimes life gets you down.   Small things, usual things, expected things, perhaps. They pile up like a landfill inside of you all at once.   And they weigh you down.  You become unproductive and useless as a human being, a waste to society.  We've all had those moments, or days, weeks, or even months.  It can seem so difficult to pull out of these periods of slump and recession.  So difficult to pull yourself out of bed and do something with your life.  But you know what, today I realized life isn't too bad.  It may sound silly, but I came to this realization at dinner with food and friends.
Good food and loving friends.  When you're away from home, soaked in rain and you've hit rock bottom -- good food and loving friends.

These are limoncello flans -- just like lemon flans I suppose, but with an exciting kick (life also isn't too bad when you've got alcohol).

100ml milk
100ml limoncello
1 tsp vanilla
3 eggs
45g caster sugar
zest of 1 lemon
zest of 1 lime
1 tbsp lemon juice
lots of love

Preheat oven to 160C.
Beat the eggs with sugar until frothy and whisk in all the other ingredients, but reserve some zest of lime and lemon.  Pour into ramekans.  Line a baking tray with a towel and place the ramekins on top.  Fill the tray with about an inch of hot water and bake for about 40 minutes until set.  Take out ramekans and top with zests.


  1. wow! you always have such amazing original ideas :) well done!

    1. Oh please Giulia, nothing like strawberry risottos ;)

  2. Anyone who comes up with limoncello flans ideas when they're down can't be considered as "a waste to society", let aside "useless as a huma being"
    But good friends and good food are good <3


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