Light cheese flan, the recipe for dieters
The flan is one of those lifelong desserts that also takes place in the most sophisticated cuisine and admits thousands of variations. One of our favorites is the cheese flan, of which we have already shared different recipes including an easy one without an oven, but today we bring a light flan version for whims without many regrets.
To make it light we use low-fat quark cheese; On this occasion, we have used a fat percentage of 0.2% although we could reduce it even to 0%. Sugar is the ingredient that adds more calories to the flan, so we need liquid sweetener suitable for cooking to sweeten, but trying not to add too much.
For 6 people
- Skimmed or semi-skimmed quark cheese400 g
- Egg white50 g
- Semi-skimmed milk100 ml
- The essence of vanilla5 ml
- 10 g cornstarch
- Liquid sweetener suitable for cooking5 ml
How to make light cheese flan
- Total time50 m
- Elaboration5 m
- 45 m cooking
- 2-hour rest
Preheat the oven to 160º C without air and prepare a fountain in which the flan molds that we are going to use fit in, being able to add water to the water bath. To facilitate the demoulding, you can brush the flannels lightly with sunflower oil or mild olive oil
Drain the quark cheese from the whey liquid and beat a little with some rods to leave it creamy. Place all the ingredients in a bowl and beat with some hand rods until there is a homogeneous mixture without lumps, trying not to generate much foam.
Fill the flanges without reaching the entire edge (although in the image they are touching it) to avoid possible overflows. Place on the tray, add warm water until half of the molds are reached, and cover with foil. Take to the oven and cook for about 35-45 minutes.
The time will depend on the size of the molds and the oven, so it is advisable to uncover carefully and check the point with a stick when the first 30 minutes have elapsed. Let cool inside the bathroom outside the oven and then leave in the fridge for at least two hours.
With what to accompany the light cheese flan
Without adding anything this light cheese flan is very rich, better if left overnight in the fridge as it wins with a longer rest and served very cold. Logically we would increase its caloric content if we accompany it with candies or syrups, but we can take it with some homemade fruit compote, 100% natural or with very low content in natural sugars. The crushed ripe mango makes a delicious natural sauce.