Asparagus flans with Parmigiano Reggiano sauce

Appetizera couple of hours24 months


600 g asparagus

375 g cream

450 g eggs

225 g Parmigiano Reggiano

Salt, to taste

Pepper, to taste

Butter, to taste



250 g cream

250 g milk

20 g cornflour

Parmigiano Reggiano, grated

0.02 g saffron powder

Salt, to taste

Pepper, to taste

Kataifi pastry

Butter spray


  1. Wash the asparagus and cut off the tough part of the stems. Cut into pieces, keep the spears and place the rest in a blender with cream, salt and pepper. Then whisk the Parmigiano Reggiano and eggs into the blended mixture.

  2. Grease the individual moulds and dust with flour. Spoon in the mixture to fill the moulds 3/4 of the way. Arrange the asparagus spears on top. Allow to rest for an hour in the refrigerator or freezer.

  3. In the meantime, cut the kataifi pastry into long strips. Grease with the butter spray. Form into pastry nests and place them on an oven tray lined with baking paper.

  4. To make the fondue, blend the cornflour, salt, pepper with a mix of milk and cream. Heat up to boiling point, mixing continuously. Add saffron powder. Once the mixture is boiling, lower the heat and add a generous amount of grated Parmigiano Reggiano. When the cheese has melted, remove from the heat and blend the sauce with a handheld blender to remove any lumps. Cover the sauce with cling film until ready to use.

  5. Bake the flans at 200°C for 9-11 minutes and the kataifi pastry nests for 2-3 minutes.

  6. Place a little fondue on each plate, arrange a flan and a pastry nest on top.

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