Strawberry Flan {regular and lactose-free versions}

flan

I’ve been inadvertently on a blogging break. It’s been a week since I’ve posted, which for me feels more like a year. I can’t tell you how much I missed my little blog! It’s nice when you take a break from something you love and it makes you realize just how important it is to you. Kind of like when I feel like a need a break from my kids but the second I’m out the door I wish I was home with them again.

No, really…that happens ;-)

I’ve been busy working on recipe development for some big companies that I’m really, really excited to be working with. Ultimately, some of these recipes will be shared here as regular ol’ blog posts so technically I was still around, just behind the scenes. Deadlines were approaching and I really needed to give my full attention to these projects. Then the stomach flu was rampant through our household, the Hubs was out of town and my days were much shorter than normal. So it’s been an interesting week and one that I’m not entirely sad to see pass.

homemade flan

In the middle of it all, I did make us this relatively healthy dessert for a fun treat mid-week. And I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised at how well it turned out. I love that it’s lactose-free and uses yogurt as a main ingredient. And at just 4 grams of fat per serving it’s a treat that won’t break the scale.

You can make this using whole milk and “regular” yogurt if that’s what you prefer. I do like the silkiness that the soy milk adds, however. And I love that folks who are lactose-intolerant can enjoy flan again (one of my favorite desserts)!

strawberry flan