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Nostalgia has been visiting me this past week - may just be the realisation that things never remain the same.
There's been a couple of milestone birthdays in my family this year; Mom Lily reached double digits when she turned 88 this month; a strong little woman who has been such an inspiration.
Mom has followed a healthy lifestyle as far back as I can remember - taking daily walks till a couple of years ago; a firm believer in living an uncluttered life so she's forever clearing out and giving stuff away to others who need it more than she does; and always conscious of eating healthy.
Mom is super independent but a benign brain tumour was discovered a couple of years ago causing a problem with her balance. The neurologist reckons it's because she's always taken such great care of herself, that her body has adjusted so well to this foreign thing in her head. I wrote about this some time back - There always is hope, but the balance problem has been getting worse.

Mom's always been a baker of note, and if there's any oldies like me reading this, you may remember how popular Fruit Flans were in the 70s.
Today I will be sharing a Pine-Orange Fruit Flan with all our Fruits and Veggies Monday friends.
I was a tad concerned about making a vegan version but I need not have feared - it turned out really good and did not fall apart!
The flan base was flavoured with Orange Zest and once baked, I poured fresh Orange juice & Zest over it. A fresh grated Pineapple Custard was used as the filling, absolutely yum and so full of flavour!
First of all I had to dig into the deepest depths of my kitchen to find the old flan pans that's been forgotten and they were still very much alive; just needed a scrub and they were good to go!

  • 125ml Canola Oil
  • 1 Chia Egg - 1 tbsp Chia seeds + 3 tbsp Water
  • Grated Orange Zest
  • Juice from 1 Orange
  • 100ml Coconut Sugar
  • 300ml Cake Wheat Flour
  • 2ml Salt
  • 7ml Baking Powder
    Beat together the Oil, Chia Egg, Orange Zest, Juice & Coconut Sugar.
    Sift together Flour, Salt & Baking Powder & slowly add to mixture, beating till smooth.
    Spoon into sprayed and floured flan pan, bake at 160C fan oven for 20-25 min.
    Turn out carefully and cool on cake rack.
  • Juice and rind of 1 Orange
    Place cake on serving plate and pour orange juice over.


Pineapple Custard Filling

  • 1 fresh Pineapple - grated
  • 3 tbsp Coconut Sugar
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1-2 tbsp Custard Powder mixed with a little orange juice till smooth.
    Bring Pineapple, Coconut sugar & Salt to a slow boil.
    Add custard mixture and stir till it starts bubbling, leave to cool a little before spooning into flan base.


Enjoy as a dessert or a teatime treat, especially nice served with a dollop of Coconut Yogurt.

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I am speechless Lizelle! This cake is absolutely divine!!! I am wondering what your mom thought about the cake.

Although I am very sorry about her condition! She lived such a long healthy life and now she has to go trough this. However, on the positive note, she has family who loves her and will be there for her no mater what. I am sending lots of love and blessings Lizelle and I hope you find the best way to cope with this situation 💚🙏💚
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  ·  2 months ago (edited)

Thank you so very much for your kind comments Lena! Fortunately Mom still makes her own coffee in the morning, with much holding of breath on my part when she carries it through to her bedroom! She still bakes although I do the mixing and in and out the oven, a very determined lady! She will not use a walker or a stick so holds onto the walls/rails and when we take her out, I'm the walking stick;)
I'd forgotten how delicious fruit flans are especially the pineapple filling.
Edit: Mom loved this flan:)

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Awwwwwwww, I can totally imagine! Your mom is one of those lovely, yet stubborn ladies, lol. They are so adorable and fun to be around. I am so happy she liked the cake and you are most welcome 😍

What a lovely bit of nostalgia! I have to say this type of dessert was a wee bit before my time, but I would still love to try it. Food really is such a wonderful repository for memories and emotions. Even better when you can still keep a hold of those feelings, but be able to adjust those old recipes with some modern twists. Your mom sounds like a truly remarkable lady!

LOL I thought it would have been before your time Katie! You have to try this one when you feel like some sweetness, BUT will need a flan pan.
Mom is a legend in our family, tiny but strong and really an example to many with her positive attitude;);)

I want a slice please yumyumyum

what a fabulous dish... looks fantastic!

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That flan looks so delicious!

Thank you so much @bigb!

That looks so delicious - and colourful. When I read the title I thought it was maybe made with pine needles!
That's a shame about your mum's balance problem, but great that she's still going strong.

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Thank you @natubat, it was really delicious and so fruity!
Mom's very determined and still has a relatively good quality of life, keeps us on our toes;) !tip

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Ohh yes and perhaps showing my age I remember fruit flans and my MUm also used to make really nice ones, I dont think I have ever made one or have any idea how to but now I do thanks to this post :)

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