A flan is similar to a pie or a pudding, and its savoury version is perfect to be served as appetizer or side dish. The flan in this recipe is prepared with artichokes and caprino cheese, so the final taste is particularly delicate.
Put the artichokes in a saucepan with two tablespoons of olive oil, the garlic clove, some basil leaves and marjoram sprigs. Add a glass of water and cook for about 10 minutes keeping the lid on.
Blend artichokes in a mixer, put the mixture into a bowl, then add the eggs and the fresh cream. Add some salt and pepper. Oil a 15 x 20 cm oveprooof dish and pour the batter in it. Bake in a hot oven at 180°C for about 30 minutes; cover with some tinfoil halfway through the cooking.
Use an ice-cream scoop to get some little balls of flan and place them on a dish.
Make some mini quenelles with the caprino cheese and place them between the flan balls, then season with a few drops of balsamic vinegar. Add some chives flowers and mesclun as decoration, and serve.