Crème Caramel Recipe (Flan Recipe)

2020-05-11
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This dessert has many names, some call it flan, some call it crème caramel or custard pudding and in some places it’s called egg pudding. It all depends on the country you are in. But the dessert is the same basic dessert with basic ingredients. This dessert is pretty easy to make, you always can make it ahead and it’s good for parties, holidays and birthdays. Follow this easy recipe to learn how to make creamy, rich and delicious crème caramel.
DIFFICULTY
Easy
YIELDS
4
PREP TIME
1 Hour
WORK TIME
20 Minutes
INGREDIENTS

    For the custard:

    • 3 Large eggs
    • 2 cups (480ml) Milk
    • 1/4 cup (50g) Sugar
    • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract

    For the caramel topping:

    • 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp. (120g) Sugar
    • 2 tablespoons (30ml) Water
DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C).

2. Make the caramel: In a saucepan, cook the sugar and water over medium heat, until it is a dark golden brown. Divide the caramel among 4 ramekins. Set aside.

3. Make the custard: In a small saucepan combine milk and sugar. Heat the milk until the sugar has dissolved, do not boil.

4. In a heatproof bowl whisk eggs and vanilla extract. Gradually pout hot milk, while constantly whisking. Sieve.

5. Pour the custard into prepared ramekins, place the ramekins in a large roasting tray (water bath). Carefully add the boiling water into the tray until it is halfway up the sides of the ramekins.

6. Bakr for about 40-45 minutes, or until lightly golden. Remove from oven, let cool to room temperature, then refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

7. Before serving run a knife around the ramekins, invert and serve cold.

Notes:

  • Instead 4 ramekins you can use one 7-inch (18cm) round cake pan.

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COMMENTS (4)
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    Neisha
    5/17/2020

    Can this also be done in an 8 1/2 x 41/2 loaf pan? What would the cooking time be for the 7 inch round and the loaf pan ?

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  • The Cooking Foodie
    5/17/2020

    Yes, you can bake it in the loaf pan. The baking time would be approximately the same, maybe a bit longer. After 40-45 minutes start checking every 3-4 minutes until its set but still a bit jiggly.

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    Neisha
    5/17/2020

    Hi, I received a notification that there was a response to my question about making the flan in an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 loaf pan what the baking time would be. The notification isn’t showing as visible so I’m unable to see the response

    Reply
  • The Cooking Foodie
    5/22/2020

    The answer is just above your comment.

    Reply
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