Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Baked Flan

                                                          Flan.......AKA.....Caramel Egg pudding

 In my Vanilla Panna Cotta post I had mentioned that I had used the vanilla bean wisely.....see what I meant by that.....I don't think I would like it any other way.....I am FAN of vanilla bean.

                                   This flan is a creamy version of caramelized egg pudding .....a must try.

Recipe source:Laura Vitale
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  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Cream
  • 1 Vanilla Bean, seeds scraped out with knife
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • Pinch salt
  • 3 tbsp Sugar
For caramel syrup
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Water

    1. Preheat oven to 180 Degree C. Keep a kettle of boiling hot water ready for water bath. Lightly grease 4 ramekins with oil.
    2. In a saucepan, add cream, milk,salt, vanilla seeds and vanilla bean and cook on medium low heat, bring to a simmer and take off the flame.Discard the vanilla bean.Let this sit for a while
    3. Prepare caramel syrup:- In a saucepan combine sugar and water.Cook on medium high heat, you can swirl the saucepan but remember NEVER TO STIR.Cook the mixture till it turns deep amber color which might take around 10 minutes.Do not leave this mixture even for a second or you might burn the syrup.Divide the syrup immediately into the prepared ramekins and tilt the ramekins to spread the caramel syrup.Keep aside. 
    4. In a small bowl, whisk eggs,egg yolk and sugar till well combined.Pour the warm cream milk mixture into the egg, whisk continuously while doing so.Divide this among the ramekins.
    5. Place the ramekins in a big cake pan or roasting pan,pour hot water half way up the ramekins.Carefully transfer to the preheated oven and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or till the top is set.
    6. Remove the ramekins from the water bath and chill in fridge for few hours.
    7. Run a knife around the edges and transfer on to a serving plate by turning it upside down.


    1. Super like Cherie!! U come up with the most mouthwatering desserts. When I saw your post on FB I was going to ask - what is flan! Now I know! U have got a great collection of dessert recipes Cherie! Love it! By the way, the pics are good & I have the same design on my Corelle plates :))

    2. am more in love with the presentation than the recipes now !!!

    3. This is perfect for the sun drenched weather here....looks yum!

    4. My most fav mexican dessert, your flan is calling me :) Classic recipe always makes me drool.

    5. tried this recipe today. it was truly Amazing. i Hubby just loved it. your recipe collection is truly Amazing... SUPERB

    6. tried this recipe today. it was SUPERB. my hubby just loved it. u have a great collection of recipes. UR the BEST COOK.

    7. perfect perfect...longtime i planning do this...very yummy!!!mouthwatering!

    8. this is on the to-do list for a while.i love this.

    9. This looks so yumm Cherie!! Like Shir said you have a wonderful collection of desserts. Too good. That second click makes me feel like grabbing that plate right away.

    10. Hi cherie....love your blog... Wanna try the flan badly.... Where can I find vanilla bean in bangalore

      1. hi...
        Thank you :)
        I got the vanilla bean from Namdhsris....if you do not ...u can always use vanilla essence or vanilla extract


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