Flan (also called crème caramel or caramel custard) is a custard dessert with a layer of caramel sauce. Flan has been a staple of Mexican and Latin American cuisine since Spaniards brought it to Mexico during the Spanish occupation. Bake your way around the world with these other
What is sweetened condensed milk?Sweetened condensed milk
is milk with most of the water cooked off, to which sugar has been added. It’s generally used in candy and dessert recipes. Evaporated milk is concentrated in the same way, but doesn’t contain added sugar. It lends rich texture to foods without the fat. This recipe uses both types of milk.
Can you overcook flan?
Yes, you can overcook flan. Overcooking your flan will result in a rubbery, eggy final product. A reliable way to test flan and baked custards for doneness is to gently thump the side of the pan. If the custard wobbles as one unit (instead of rippling like a stone’s been tossed in the pool), it’s ready.
How do you store flan?
You can store flan by tightly covering and refrigerating it for up to 4 days. We don’t recommend freezing flan.
Is creme brulee or panna cotta the same as flan? Creme brulee
and panna cotta
are very similar to flan in that they are all custard-style desserts, but their cooking techniques and ingredients are different from one another.
What can you serve with flan?
This contest-winning dessert
tastes delicious by itself or you can try topping your serving off with berries, nuts or toasted coconut.