Laura’s flan recipe

Broccoli Flan – serves 6


grocery market in Florence



  • 1,2kg of  broccoli
  • 2 eggs
  • salt, pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of grated Parmigiano Reggiano

for béchamel sauce ( 20gr of butter , 20gr of all purpose flour ,200ml of  whole milk, nutmeg,salt )




Cook broccoli in large pot of boiling salted water until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain and Transfer vegetables to large bowl. Cool.

For the béchamel sauce;

Heat the milk.

Tost and stir the flour in a separate saucepan add soft  butter over medium heat and whisk until smooth, about 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in milk and cook for about 8 min, whisk constantly over low heat until sauce thickens and boils,  season with salt and nutmeg. Cool

Add 2 beaten eggs with the cheese to the mixture

Puree broccoli in a food processor or blender until smooth.add the.béchamel sauce; Cover and cool

Preheat oven to 180° C

Brush a little oil into each mould and pour the mixture.

Bake flan until puffed in double pot about 30 minutes. Serve hot.

Buon Appetito!  Find more yummy recipes on Laura’s website here

Broccoli Sformato, also known as flan, a great vegetarian starter that is becoming a popular food choice at wedding parties/receptions