Tuesday, September 7, 2010

VLOG: it's flan you fool

In seventh grade, each student in my spanish class had to prepare a spanish influenced dish and bring it in for everyone to taste.  When a boy pointed to my dish and asked what it was, I was shocked and said "You don't know what this is?  It's flan you fool."  Ok, I didn't say that but it was something nothing similar to that effect.

Flan is such a treat to eat.  It looks delicious but has difficulty presenting itself well (especially if you fail at un-molding it).  I've made several pass/fail attempts to create, in my opinion, the perfect flan that stands up to my custardy standards.  But what I was searching for was an exemplary flan.  One that would outshine the previous contenders for the the best flan award and I found it.  Take a look.  

Spanish Caramel Flan adapted from AllRecipes
Ingredients for 9-in flan
3 tbsp white sugar
1 tbsp water
3 egg yolks and 1 whole egg
1 (12oz) can evaporated milk
1/3 (14oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

1) Preheat oven 350F.  Fill a baking pan with enough water to cover the surface.  Set aside.
2) In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, melt sugar until liquefied and golden in color. Add water.  Carefully pour hot syrup into a 9-in round glass baking dish, turning the dish to evenly coat the bottom and sides.  Place dish into baking pan that contains the water.  Set aside.
3) In a large bowl, beat eggs.  Beat in evaporated milk, condensed milk, and vanilla until smooth.  Pour egg mixture into baking dish.  Cover with aluminum foil.
4) Bake in preheated oven 50-65 minutes.  Remove from water bath and let cool completely.
5) To serve, carefully invert on serving plate with edges.


  1. It's flantastic!! like pocket flan!

  2. Holy crap wunderkind! Video! Next I want to see a full length cooking show with Yoshi sitting in frame behind you. In the style of "Cooking with Dog".

  3. nice job! and it was yummy too! but my one critique: the music is too loud! it was hard to concentrate on what you were saying!

  4. Yum. I've loved flan ever since I first tried it in Brazil. Good job.

  5. Thanks for the comments everyone! I'm posting up a new video sometime in the next week and I'm really excited about it! Stay tuned...

  6. About to try your recipe! more delicious recipes please..

  7. The video showed 3 egg yolks and 1 full egg.Here in the written instructions it says"3 eggs and 1 egg yolk"
    Plz clarify..whats the correct amount.

  8. @mumukshu: You're right; there is a discrepancy! The video demonstration is correct in it being three egg yolks and one whole egg! I'll edit the blog directions - thanks!


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