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Flan Recipe (Caramel cream)

Flan es uno de los postres más populares en la Rep. Dominicana. Que no te intimide, es más fácil de preparar de lo que parece. La receta original que hemos modificado nos fue enviada por "la Profesora", una de nuestras lectoras.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dominican, Latino, Spanish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 400kcal
Author Clara Gonzalez

Ingredients

For caramel

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water

For the flan

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

How to make caramel for flan

  • Mix sugar and water and cook in a heavy saucepan over low heat until a thick, dark caramel syrup forms. Make sure it does not burn!
  • Pour carefully into 10" [25 cm] baking pan and spread all over. Cool down until the caramel hardens.

For the flan

  • Heat oven to 300 ºF [150ºC].
  • Mix together egg yolks, sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk. Stir in vanilla. Sieve to get rid of undissolved egg parts. Pour carefully into baking pan, trying not to disturb the caramel layer.
  • Bake in hot water bath (bain Marie) in the oven for one hour or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool down to room temperature. Loosen edges of flan, place a serving plate on top of the mold (one which will retain the syrup) and invert.
  • Chill before serving.

Notes

Flan is known as creme caramel in France and flan in Latin America. La Profesora, one of our forum regulars submitted the original recipe upon which we based this one.
 
Be very careful with hot caramel, it can cause serious injuries.

Nutrition

Calories: 400kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 169mg | Sodium: 153mg | Potassium: 437mg | Sugar: 59g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Vitamin C: 2.9mg | Calcium: 357mg | Iron: 0.6mg