Caramel Flan

Warning : Nothing

Serving : 8 person

Cooking time: 60 min

Prepping time: 20 min

Caramel Flan
"Take it easy on the eggs. With other recipes using more eggs you may consider swapping a whole egg for 2 egg yolks because the whites have that pronounced egg flavor. Soften cream cheese well, do this in the microwave so it’s extra soft. It blends better this way, no lumps. Be sure to mix ingredients long enough to fully incorporate. Don’t grease the pan and careful not to over-bake or it can become rubbery from over-cooked eggs. Don’t skip chill time! It is critical to the flan holding up to inverting, and the texture is best when chilled through. Run a knife as close to the edge of pan as possible before inverting for best appearance. If you are looking to make a more traditional flan you can omit cream cheese, then also omit the additional 2 tablespoons sugar. "
Step by Step

Bring plenty of water to a boil in a pot or kettle to use as a water bath (the flan will be baked in a dish set in a roasting pan surrounded by the boiling water). Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

For the caramel topping: have an ungreased 9-inch by 2-inch cake pan ready or a 2-quart round baking dish or souffle pan.

In a medium saucepan whisk together 3/4 cup granulated sugar and 1/4 cup water. Set over medium heat, cook stirring constantly until sugar has dissolved and mixture begins to boil.

"Granulated sugar
Warm water (1/4 cup) "

Once boiling stop stirring and let cook until it's nearing just an amber color. Remove from heat, let rest 5 seconds then add remaining 1 Tbsp warm water (it will steam and sputter slightly so stand back!), whisk to blend.

Warm water (1 tablespoon)

Immediately pour caramelized sugar into cake pan or 2-quart baking dish and carefully tilt in a circular motion to coat the entire surface of bottom of the pan (careful pan will be hot!). Set aside.

For the flan custard mixture: in a large mixing bowl using an electric hand mixer blend together cream cheese and 2 tablespoons sugar just until smooth.

"Cream cheese
Granulated sugar"

Mix in eggs one at a time, mixing until just combined after each addition. Then mix in sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk and vanilla extract.

Sweetened condensed milk
Evaporated milk
Vanilla extract"

Pour milk mixture over caramel layer in cake pan. Set pan in a roasting pan large enough to fit with extra space surrounding. Pour in enough boiling water to reach about halfway up the sides of the cake pan.

Bake until nearly set (it should still wiggle just slightly when jiggled), about 50 - 60 minutes.

Carefully remove from water bath (roasting pan with water) and set on wire rack to cool for 1 hour. Transfer to fridge and let chill 4 hours.

Run a sharp knife around the flan right up next to the pan, then place a large rimmed serving plate over the pan. While holding the plate in place, flip the flan to the opposite side and let it fall onto the plate.

Slice and serve. Store in refrigerator.

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Original recipe yields 8 servings
  • Sugar
    3 gram
  • Cream cheese
    1 gram
  • Quail egg
    4 quail egg
  • Soy milk
    1 ml
  • Almond milk
    1 ml
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