French Fridays: Spiced Speculoos Flan from My Paris Kitchen

Spices Speculoos Flan from David Lebovitz's My Paris Kitchen on eatlivetravelwrite.comThis week’s recipe for Cook the Book Fridays from David Lebovitz’s My Paris Kitchen is another classic bistro dish with a twist. This week we made a flan (crème caramel) flavoured with Speculoos Spread (Cookie Butter).

Now I don’t find crème caramel that challenging (it’s one of those magic dishes that looks a lot more challenging to make than it actually is!) but this is really simple. You don’t even need to heat up the milk – it’s literally a case of making the caramel to coat the bottom of the ramekins, then make the custard by whisking the milk, speculoos spread, sugar and eggs together. Then you pour over the custard , place the ramekins in a water bath, cover and bake. So simple.

My custard “leaked” into the caramel (not sure if that’s because I served it the day after I made it?) so it wasn’t the prettiest but it sure did taste good. I love Speculoos spread  so this was a good recipe to try but if I’m being honest, I really love plain crème caramel… I guess I am a purist like that!

Get the recipe for David Lebovitz’s Spiced Speculoos Flan on page 256 My Paris Kitchen.


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6 thoughts on “French Fridays: Spiced Speculoos Flan from My Paris Kitchen”

  1. I don’t think this will displace crème caramel as my favourite custard, either, though it’s a delicious variation. Yours looks gorgeous!

  2. We all like créme caramel but I´m not a fan of plain flan. I could not find this Speculoos Spread where I live and amazon does not ship groceries up to Iceland so I did not make this. Yours look great.

  3. Looks great, Mardi! I’m like Ro–flan is not my gig due to texture (I gave this one the old college try, though), but dang did this TASTE good! I love me some cookie butter. I also will say that I’ve bought the Trader Joe’s one years ago and didn’t like it so much. This time, I bought the Biscoff one and what a difference!

  4. I salute you Ms. Mardi for getting all of these recipes made before you left for your two weeks in France. I don’t really know how you do what you do and do it so well, but I enjoy seeing and reading about it all. This looks delicious and I cannot wait until I get home next week to throw it together. It will be a good dessert to myself for my return.

  5. I think I like I plain better too, but this was so simple. I’m hoping I can use these instructions without the spread because then I would make flan more often. Love it!


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