Homemade Flan Recipes

These creamy custard desserts originated in Spain. This page contains homemade flan recipes.

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This coffee flavored flan is a delicious change up to the traditional custard. Coffee lovers will dig this delicious dessert!

Coffee Flan

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 yolks
  • 2 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp strong brewed coffee

Steps:

  1. In a heavy bottomed pan, heat 1 1/2 cups of the sugar over high heat. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon. It will take about 5 minutes.
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  3. You want the sugar to turn a deep brown. Be careful because it can easily burn. It will continue to darken even after you turn off the heat.
  4. Coffee Flan
  5. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Pour the caramel into the bottom of each ramekin, completely coating the bottom. Be sure to use up or throw out the left over caramel and not leave it in the pan, once it has cooled it is extremely difficult to remove from the pan (Not that this advice comes from personal experience or anything). ;)
  6. Bring the milk to a simmer on medium, stirring often.
  7. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs and yolks and 3/4 cup of sugar for about 2 minutes until it looks pale.
  8. Once the milk is brought up to a simmer, remove it from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
  9. Then, slowly pour the milk mixture into the egg mixture, whisking constantly. Remove any froth that may have formed. Then, pour through a mesh strainer. Pouring it through a fine mesh strainer will remove any lumps and will give your flan a smooth texture.
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  11. Mix in the two tablespoons of espresso.
  12. Place the ramekins into a pan that is at least as tall. Then, divide the custard evenly filling your ramekins. Carefully fill the pan with the hottest tap water or boiling water halfway up the ramekins. Place in the oven and bake for 50 minutes until the surface doesnt jiggle. Remove from the water bath and let cool for about an hour. Then cover and place in the refrigerator for 2 hours and up to 2 days, serving at your leisure.
  13. To serve, run a thin knife around the edge of the ramekin then turn the flan out onto a plate.
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Flan is a delicious, rich treat and can be made using ingredients most people have on hand.

Note: It works to make flan in muffin tins although I found that it wasn't ideal because removal was difficult and the flan didn't turn out as beautiful as it would using a ramekin. That said if you don't care so much about looks and don't have ramekins, the muffin tin works fine. If you are so lucky to have a silicone muffin tin, use it! I think it would work wonderfully.

Plate with flan.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar for flan
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup sugar for caramel

Steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Make caramel:
    In a heavy bottomed pan, heat 1 1/2 cups of the sugar over high heat. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon. It will take about 5 minutes. You want the sugar to turn a deep brown. Be careful because it can easily burn and will continue to darken even after you turn off the heat.

  3. Browning sugar in pan.Stirring caramel mixture.Browning sugar for caramel.Stirring and browning sugar for caramel.
  4. Pour the caramel into the bottom of each muffin tin or ramekin, completely coating the bottom. Be sure to use up or throw out the left over caramel and not leave it in the pan. Once it has cooled it is extremely difficult to remove from the pan.
  5. Muffin pan with caramel in each cup.
  6. Bring the milk to a simmer on medium, stirring often.
  7. In a bowl whisk together the eggs and extra yolk and 3/4 cup of sugar for about 2 minutes until it looks pale.
  8. Bowl with eggs and sugar.Egg and sugar mixture in glass bowl with whisk.
  9. Once the milk is brought up to a simmer, remove it from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
  10. Then, slowly pour the milk mixture into the egg mixture, whisking constantly.
  11. Adding milk and whisking.
  12. Remove any froth that may have formed. Then, pour through a mesh strainer.
  13. Removing froth from custard mixture.
  14. Place the muffin tin or ramekins into a pan that is at least as tall. Then, divide the custard evenly, filling your muffin tins or ramekins. Carefully fill the pan with the hottest tap water or boiling water halfway up the muffin tin or ramekins. Place in the oven and bake for 50 minutes until the surface doesn't jiggle.
  15. Adding custard mixture to caramel in muffin pan.
  16. Remove from the water bath and let cool for about an hour. Then cover and place in the refrigerator for 2 hours and up to 2 days, serving at your leisure.
  17. If you used a muffin tin you will have to remove all of the flan from the tin at once. Use a thin knife and run it around the edge of each mold. Place a baking dish larger than the muffin tin on top and hold the muffin tin flush with the bottom of the glassware and flip it over. Let sit for a few minutes. If you find that the flan is not dropping out of the tin, you will need to lift up the tin and gently pop them out into the baking dish using a spoon.
  18. Loosening flan in muffin pan with a knife.Hands holding rectangular glass baking dish and muffin pan.Hands gripping muffing pan inside baking dish.Inverted muffin pan in glass baking dish.Removing flan from muffin pan.
  19. To serve, place a flan on a plate and spoon some of the caramel sauce over the top.
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I was craving flan but didn't have ramekins so I came up with making it in muffin tins.

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I am looking for a recipe for something called "Flung". I think that is how you spell it. Anyone have it?

Thanks

By Dorie from Algoma, WI

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Yep that's it. My son swears by this and I am trying to find the recipe for Flan. I am still looking. Thanks.

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I'm looking for an easy, delicious flan recipe that I can make with ingredients I already have on-hand. I don't have sweetened condensed milk, and most of the recipes I have seen use that ingredient. I do have evaporated canned milk.

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I'm looking for a recipe I had found years ago, it was in a magazine I believe. It is called Country Leek Flan.

Carol from Yonkers, NY

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Because our family is milk/cheese intolerant, any recipe with cheese might not work for us. However, at the natural foods market this week, their sample table included the best recipe you might also enjoy since you are searching for one with leeks:

Apple-sausage slices steamed with tomatoes and leeks galore. It was so very good that I plan to try this for us. I forget to BEGIN with onions, leeks, or garlic, which are SO good for us. I also forget that

cooked tomatoes might turn to mush if not watched, but that they, too, are VERY good for us and so easy to serve up. Good luck and God bless. : )

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place 1 cup of the sugar in small heavy saucepan; cook on medium heat until sugar is deep golden brown, stirring constantly to create a caramel sauce. Pour into 9 inch round pan...

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Sprinkle 1/4 cup sugar in a heavy saucepan; place over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly until sugar melts and syrup is light golden brown. Pour syrup into 6 custard cups; let cool. Combine milks in a medium saucepan, and heat until bubbles form around edge of pan.

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