Equipment: Food processor, metal bowls, saucepan, pastry tin, whisk, measuring spoons and cups, a knife, a fridge
Combine salt, flour and sugar into a food processor until mixed
Then add butter and mix until combined
Then add 1 egg
Take pastry out and form a ball. Cover with glad wrap and place in freezer for 10-15 minutes
Take pastry out of the freezer then start to press the pastry around the case
Poke holes in the bottom of the pastry and place in the oven for 5 minutes at 205 degrees Celsius then turn down to 180 degrees Celsius for a further 15 minutes
It should look like this
To make the pastry custard, first separate 6 egg yolks into a bowl
Whisk sugar with egg yolks
Sift in plain flour and corn flour and combine well
Heat milk in a saucepan until starting to foam and bubble. Then stir in vanilla bean paste.
Add the milk to the mixture while constantly whisking to prevent it curdling.
Then quickly add mixture back into the saucepan until boiling or until thick
Spread custard over cooled pastry cases until it is smooth
Place in fridge to cool
Cut up desired fruit to place on top.
Place fruit on top however you want
To make apricot glaze place a water and apricot jam in the microwave for 10-20 seconds.
Spread glaze on top to make the flan nice and shiny
Rating: 9/10 Something I could've done better would be to add a little more water to the pastry so it didn't crack as much.