How to Make Flan, by Giovanni

If you love flan you should not buy flan, you can just make flan. Y0u should make flan with your family. When my mom wanted to buy flan she did not have money. So she wanted to make flan.

First you get the Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups sugar

2 tablespoons water

1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

4 cups milk

6 large eggs

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Stir 3/4 cup of sugar, the water, and the lemon juice in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil on medium high heat and cook, swirling the pan but no stirring until the sugar is amber-colored caramel. Pull the pan from the heat and pour the caramel into the baking dish working quickly so the caramel doesn’t harden. Tilt and rotate the dish to coat the bottom and sides. Set aside.

Put milk in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Whisk eggs with the remaining 1/2 cup sugar. Gradually whisk milk into the mixture. Add vanilla. Strain the mixture into a larger heatproof pitcher. Pour the mixture into the caramel-lined dish. Skim foam or bubbles from the surface.
Put a roasting pan in the oven and set the flan in the center. Pour enough hot water into the pan to reach halfway up the sides of the baking dish. Tent loosely with aluminum foil and bake about 1 hour and 10 minutes, until flan is set around the edges but still wobbles a bit in the center when you give the dish a gentle shake. Cool flan in water on a rack until the water is room temperature. Remove the flan from the water and cool. Stretch and seal plastic wrap across the top of the dish but not on the surface of the flan and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, at least 4 hours or up to 2 days.



2 Responses

  1. Giovanni,
    I love flan! This looks delicious. I’ll have to try your recipe. Thanks!!
    Ms. Lane

  2. Oh, this looks so good! Please take these pictures down: they’re making me hungry for FLAN!

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