Easy flan / creme caramel in 3 simple steps

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Easy flan / creme caramel in 3 simple steps

Easy Flan/ creme caramel in three simple steps.

Silky smooth, creamy, rich and sweet custard topped with oozing caramel sauce .Creme Caramel/milk leche/custard flan/ caramel flan, is an international favourite. The variation of names is a testament to how far reaching across the globe this favourite dessert really is.
Creme caramel/flan is one of the easiest desserts that we can make at home.
Here is how we can make this easy creme caramel in three simple steps.

INGREDIENTS

4 Large Eggs
Granulated sugar – half a cup
Milk – 2 cups (1 cup = 250ml)
Vanilla essence – 1 tsp,
Pinch of salt to balance the sweetness
Sugar for caramelizing – 6 tbsp

METHOD

Step 1
Prepare the caramel

Pour in sugar and enough water to dissolve the sugar.Here i have used 1/3 cup of water for 6 tbsp of sugar.
Stir until the sugar dissolves.
Heat the sugar syrup for caramelizing in a sauce pan over a medium low heat. Once it starts caramelizing, do not stir. Just swirl the pan. Do not make it too dark as it will taste bitter. When it reaches a nice golden color, remove from flame.
Pour the prepared caramel into ramekins or into moulds of your preference. Swirl the pan well to coat the base of the moulds evenly.
Let it set aside and while you make the custard.

Step 2
Prepare the custard

For the custard – Add eggs, sugar,Vanilla extract and a pinch of salt in a blender. Blend for a few seconds.
Then add milk to it and again blend well. We don’t want to get too much froth into the mixture as it may cause a foamy layer on top when baked.
Strain it into a bowl (for the perfect smooth texture).
Pour this mixture into the prepared ramekins.
Fill a baking dish with hot water up to a quarter portion of the tray. Place the prepared ramekins in it ).

Step 3

Bake it in a 320 F preheated oven for 45 to 55 minutes.
Once done, let it cool and then refrigerate it for 4 hours or preferably overnight.
Take it out from the refrigerator, carefully run a knife along the sides of the pan.
Place a plate over the pan, then slowly turn it upside down. Serve chilled.
You can also prepare this in a steamer or pressure cooker. If so, you have to cover the moulds with an aluminum foil. Lower the heat once the steam comes out. Never use the weight or whistle.

Happy baking!
Music credits : Nicolai Heidlas : Acoustic

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23 Comments

  • Posted on Mar 16, 2020 at 18:15 pm

    Hello
    Can i make this without oven??

  • Posted on Mar 18, 2020 at 21:08 pm

    Can I use brown sugar?

  • Posted on Mar 19, 2020 at 03:44 am

    Instead of the ramekins can I use a glass pie plate? If so do I need to double the recipe or will it work for 9 inch pie pan????

  • Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 11:14 am

    MMMMM PUDDING 😋😋😋😋😋😋👍👍👍👍

  • Posted on Mar 21, 2020 at 00:35 am

    Hope u respond .. Does it have to be whole milk or can it be 1% fat free milk??

  • Posted on Mar 21, 2020 at 16:49 pm

    Yummy recipe! Thanku!

  • Posted on Mar 22, 2020 at 19:01 pm

    Flantasy Flan 🍮🍮

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 14:10 pm

    During the coronavirus we have no eggs so I just have to listen to other people have it

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 20:37 pm

    Quarantine cooking babey

  • Posted on Mar 24, 2020 at 18:33 pm

    Im doing this for my husbands birthday, thank you for the informative and awesome made video!

  • Posted on Mar 25, 2020 at 02:52 am

    Can I use almond milk cause I have that

  • Posted on Mar 26, 2020 at 11:10 am

    Wow its must try recipe 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
    🌼🌸🌼🌸🌼🌸🌼

  • Posted on Mar 26, 2020 at 14:07 pm

    My caramel is literally on the stove while doing this! Very excited to tryyyy! 🙂

  • Posted on Mar 26, 2020 at 14:20 pm

    This was probably the best recipe and easiest … 😍

  • Posted on Mar 26, 2020 at 20:31 pm

    Do we need heavy cream bc most videos I watched used heavy cream

  • Posted on Mar 26, 2020 at 23:04 pm

    Could I use soy, rice or other plant-based milk? I am a bit lactose intolerant so I'd like to know if that would also work.

  • Posted on Mar 27, 2020 at 22:28 pm

    Love this very simple…tnx for sharing

  • Posted on Mar 27, 2020 at 23:30 pm

    This is much easier then the Mexican version

  • Posted on Mar 28, 2020 at 18:47 pm

    I'm going to try this later 👍

  • Posted on Mar 29, 2020 at 04:24 am

    I can't wait to try this

  • Posted on Mar 29, 2020 at 05:47 am

    I just made this super easy. Great stuff!!!! Thank you…

  • Posted on Mar 29, 2020 at 11:26 am

    its very usefull thank you

  • Posted on Mar 30, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    Waoh stunning may

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