Magic one bowl baked custard tart – easy & delicious

16 Jun

Image This fabulous baked custard tart was one of those recipes I stumbled across and just *knew* it would be in my baking future. It comes courtesy of the No Pinning Allowed blog, who named it Belgian Flan, a much more alluring name. If you want to see the original it is here:

I saw it and made it immediately. It was consumed just as rapidly by The Hungry Dad, a man with a passion for custard. It is a matter of chucking everything into a bowl, mixing & baking – it couldn’t be easier.

By some baking magic it turns into a divine custard tart that can be sliced when cold. Or eaten directly from the flan tin you baked it in… Misses 4 & 6 helped make it and for such a simple recipe it packs a lovely sweet punch. I did reduce the amount of sugar slightly.


2 cups of milk

4 eggs

¾ cup caster sugar

1 cup self raising flour

splash vanilla extract


LET’S GET TO IT: Preheat oven to 170C. Whisk everything together in a bowl until combined. Pour into ceramic or glass pie tin. Bake for between 30-40 minutes depending on your oven. Cool on bench for ten minutes before placing in fridge to cool. Sprinkle with icing sugar to serve.




37 Responses to “Magic one bowl baked custard tart – easy & delicious”

  1. Candy June 16, 2012 at 12:03 pm #

    Sounds great, looks great!

    • thehungrymum June 16, 2012 at 12:07 pm #

      Is great! [and did I mention oh so easy?]

    • littleredowl June 18, 2012 at 7:03 am #

      What I love about your blog is all the food looks amazing, delicious…and easy to make!

      • thehungrymum June 18, 2012 at 7:16 am #

        I’m all about easy & simple… in the kitchen!
        Thanks for popping in.

  2. The Melbourne Food Snob June 16, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

    Yum! Looks so easy, would be lovely with berries.

    • thehungrymum June 17, 2012 at 4:19 am #

      Good call – will try next that next time. I usually have some raspberries floating around in the freezer.

  3. trishlee75 June 16, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

    This looks so good and simple to make. I love custards. I will have to try this one. Thanks for posting it!

    • thehungrymum June 17, 2012 at 2:48 am #

      I love simple recipes – who has time for fussing over baking?
      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  4. eatinglikeahorse June 16, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

    I love custard (when I go to the pub opposite my house for dinner, they’ll do me a bowl just of custard for pudding if I can’t have any of the others!) so a baked version sounds right up my street!

    • thehungrymum June 17, 2012 at 2:48 am #

      You have a pub opposite your house? Can I move in?
      Baked custard is great for colder weather. Or warmer. Or anytime, really…

  5. paulajw June 16, 2012 at 7:56 pm #

    Oh something so easy that looks delicious. On my to bake list asap!

    • thehungrymum June 17, 2012 at 3:57 am #

      So, so, SO easy & yummy! You could make it during an ad break 🙂

  6. Cate's Kitchen Adventures June 17, 2012 at 12:15 pm #

    Delicious!!! Will definitely be giving this one a go 🙂

  7. girlinafoodfrenzy June 20, 2012 at 11:21 am #

    I have a love for most things custard and an easy bake flan would never go astray in our household. 🙂

    • thehungrymum June 21, 2012 at 4:46 am #

      this is something you could whip up in an ad break so let me know if you try it 🙂

    • thehungrymum June 21, 2012 at 10:35 am #

      Custard ROCKS 🙂

  8. lucy sweet June 21, 2012 at 3:58 am #

    Hi Belle, I have just made this and its in the fridge for tonight’s dinner guests. I have another version for you, will inbox you. : ) Love your recipes! It’s my online folder ha ha

    • thehungrymum June 21, 2012 at 4:41 am #

      hey Lucy! That’s so exciting, hope your guests like it 🙂
      Can’t wait to see the other version.
      Thrilled that you’re likin’ my blog

      • lucy sweet June 21, 2012 at 9:11 pm #

        Everyone loved it, as we all knew they would! Thanks for sharing! xxx

      • thehungrymum June 21, 2012 at 9:46 pm #

        So glad to hear! I ended up making one yesterday afternoon, too. Suffice to say there is none left.

  9. Adsoes June 23, 2012 at 11:25 pm #

    Knocked one up last night – let it set overnight and just tried a piece with my morning coffee – superb! Will make sure I have icing sugar in the house for the next attempt, but nutmeg is a not-too-shabby substitute…the Hungry Keith loved it too!

  10. foodieinterrupted June 28, 2012 at 2:24 pm #

    Love, love, love custard. Can’t wait to make this – seems so easy!

    • thehungrymum June 29, 2012 at 1:27 am #

      This is the easiet thing you will *ever* make. Really – it is super simple.

  11. Lilly Sue July 9, 2012 at 10:08 am #

    That does look easy and delicious! Yum! 😉

  12. Lisa July 13, 2012 at 5:40 am #

    I am dying to try this! Love custard, and I’ve never seen any custard as quick and easy as this!

    • thehungrymum July 13, 2012 at 7:17 am #

      This is the easiest thing you’ll ever make! Let me know if you give it a go 🙂

  13. hopefulandhungry July 15, 2012 at 4:59 am #

    Thanks for the “like”! This custard looks tasty!

  14. Choc Chip Uru August 20, 2012 at 8:50 pm #

    Your one bowl recipes are actually the greatest ever my friend 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

    • thehungrymum August 21, 2012 at 11:35 am #

      From you that is the ultimate compliment, CCU! Thanks!

  15. Angela August 23, 2013 at 7:03 am #

    I am not sure how I stumbled across your blog but pleased I did. My husband adores custard so simply had to make this….and he loved it. My only query is when do you know it is cooked? Do you leave it jiggly in the centre like most custards and let it firm up as it cools? I think the one I made was overcooked as to me it seemed a bit rubbery.
    I hope you can help…and I can’t wait to try some of your other recipes. Can you suggest some other ones like this absolute winner?
    Angela from Brisbane

    • thehungrymum August 26, 2013 at 10:26 am #

      I’m so glad you did stumble across my blog! I take custard out when it does have a slight jiggle – is hard to be scientific about ‘how much’ of a joggle, but you don’t want it to be super liquid-y, if that makes sense. You might like to try my ‘easy & impressive chocolate mousse’ – my hubby also adores custard & he LOVED this mousse. Loved. Thanks for popping by x

  16. kidsrecipesandorganisedchaos February 2, 2015 at 4:17 am #

    My husband loves custard too! This looks like a great recipe to have in the repertoire 🙂

    • thehungrymum April 20, 2015 at 2:39 am #

      Really, I don’t know how I managed so long without it, it gets used so often.

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