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Flan de Saint Jean de Minervois

If you like crème caramel you’re going to love this – a version fit for an emperor. It’s made with a very special sweet wine from the South of France called Muscat de Saint-Jean-de-Minervois. If you don’t want to use wine, you can use an extra 100ml of milk.

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For the caramel

  • 100g/3½oz granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp water

For the custard

  • 900ml/1½ pint full-fat milk
  • 4 tbsp lavender honey
  • 1 orange, zest finely grated
  • 9 free-range eggs
  • 100ml/3½fl oz sweet muscat wine (or any other dessert wine)