Crème Caramel (Flan)
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 60 minutes
- Cool Time: 2 hours
- Serves: 4
- Complexity: easy
- Ingredients for the Flan
- 4 large eggs
- 2/3 cup of sugar
- 2 1/3 cups of milk
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract or a pinch of saffron + 1/2 teaspoon of cardamom
- Ingredients for the Caramel
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1/4 cup of water
- 1/2 teaspoon of lemon
Steps for making the Caramel:
1- On medium heat, cook the sugar, lemon juice, and water in a pan until the sugar turns into a light golden caramel.
2- Pour the caramel into the flan ramequins.
Steps for making the Flan:
1- Put the milk to boil.
2- Beat the eggs with the sugar until you get a whitish mixture.
3- Once the milk is boiled add the flavoring (for the traditional recipe add the vanilla, or give your flan a twist by adding the saffron and cardamom)
4- Slowly beat in the milk into the egg mixture.
5- Place the ramequins in a baking pan and pour the milk and egg mixture in the ramequins.
1- Preheat your oven at 400 degree.
2- Add hot water in the baking pan and bake the flan for 1 hour or until the mixture is set.
3- Let the flan cool down before putting the ramequins in the fridge for the next 1 hour or 2.
Serve the flan cold. Gently separate the edges of the flan with a knife, top the ramequin with a plate and flip it, shake a little bit and the flan will be transferred to your plate. Enjoy!