Introduction: Delicious Mexican Flan

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Flan is a traditional Mexican dessert and it's just so delicious..! Please don't be intimidated by the looks of this recipe.It is easier than you think.
This dessert is so amazing,so rich and super creamy..! :)
There are many versions of flan...and this recipe is prized for its simplicity.
Mexican flan is slightly denser than the Spanish one.
If you've never made flan before,now is the time to try this. Trust me this flan is to die for...! :D

Step 1: Ingredients

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  • Eggs - 3 (full) + 1 egg yolk
  • whole milk - 200 ml
  • heavy cream - 200 ml
  • sweetened condensed milk - 3/4th can
  • granulated white sugar - 150 gm
  • orange zest - 1 tsp
  • fresh orange juice - 5 tbsp
  • corn starch - 1 tsp
  • vanilla extract - 1 tsp
  • whipped cream (optional) - for garnishing

Step 2: Prepare the Caramel

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  1. Place sugar in a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat, and cook stirring constantly, until the sugar melts and turns a golden amber color. it would take around 10 minutes.
  2. Watch carefully once syrup begins to change color, because it burns easily.
  3. carefully pour the caramel in into the flan molds.
  4. let cool.

Step 3: The Flan

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  1. preheat oven to 180 degree C.
  2. pour whole milk, sweetened condensed milk,cream,eggs, egg yolk, orange juice, orange peel, vanilla extract, and cornstarch into a blender.
  3. pulse several times to incorporate all the ingredients together. and blend for a minute or so.
  4. pour the mixture over the cooled caramel in the flan molds.
  5. line a bigger microwave safe dish with a damp kitchen towel.
  6. place the flan molds on the kitchen towel ,inside the bigger dish.
  7. fill the dish with boiling water to reach halfway up the molds.
  8. bake in the preheated oven until the center of the flan is set but still slightly jiggly when moved.
  9. it will take around 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  10. Let the flan cool, then refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  11. To serve, run a sharp paring knife around the inside of the mold to release the flan. Invert a plate on the mold, flip the mold over,and gently remove the mold to unmold the flan and reveal the syrupy caramel topping.
  12. OPTIONAL : top the flan with a dollop of whipped cream and caramel crystals.


TrueGeek68 (author)2015-04-15

Would you be able to tell me how many ml of Sweetened Condensed Milk you use. You list 3/4th can, but I am not clear how much your can holds.

mobiansstech (author)2014-05-19

congrats Friend

faiza007 (author)mobiansstech2014-05-26

thank you so much :)

sabu.dawdy (author)2014-04-11

congrats hun:)

faiza007 (author)sabu.dawdy2014-04-14

thanks a lot friend :)

shazni (author)2014-04-09

Wow! First prize!! Congratulations :-)

faiza007 (author)shazni2014-04-14

thank you so much shazni :)

bajablue (author)2014-04-01

Beautiful work!

faiza007 (author)bajablue2014-04-01

Thank you so much bajablue ! :D

sunshiine (author)2014-03-29

Congrats! I am certain you will go home with a grand prize. This looks very delicious.


faiza007 (author)sunshiine2014-04-01

thank you so much sunshiine :)

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)2014-04-01

Wow Faiza, Congratulations on winning the first prize. Very happy about it :)

faiza007 (author)Tarun Upadhyaya2014-04-01

thanks a lot tarun :D

786Ayesha (author)2014-04-01

Woahh..Congrats! faiza...

faiza007 (author)786Ayesha2014-04-01

thank you so much ayesha :D

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)2014-03-28

Shall we dance Faiza :D.

Lungi dance lungi dance lungi dance :).

Congratulations!!!! Faiza, I knew I will see you in the finals :)

faiza007 (author)Tarun Upadhyaya2014-03-28

thanks a lot tarun..! :D (yay..!! lungi dance)
and i guess i knew you and muhaiminah are papercraft contest winners..congratulations and celebrations (prizes are soo cool) :D

shazni (author)2014-03-28

Congrats in making the finalist!

faiza007 (author)shazni2014-03-28

thank you so much shazni.! :)

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)2014-03-26

Voted :)

faiza007 (author)Tarun Upadhyaya2014-03-26

thank you so much tarun.. :)

Cheese Queen (author)2014-03-11

I presume what you are calling "corn flour" is what we in the USA would call corn STARCH? Dissolves in water?

Corn flour would be like masa- can't see it in a flan.

faiza007 (author)Cheese Queen2014-03-13

Thanks for correcting me.its corn starch and I added it for required consistency.

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)2014-03-10

Ahh, finally the ible of this darling delicious dessert, but I still wish to have the one on the main picture! it looks tooooo much yummilicious :p

faiza007 (author)Muhaiminah Faiz2014-03-10

ohh thank you so much muhaiminah..! you should definitely give it a try..its very simple and fun too.. ;)

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)faiza0072014-03-12

I will and I'll let you know if I do :) Voted!

Can't wait to vote for it! :D

faiza007 (author)Muhaiminah Faiz2014-03-10

you are such a darling.. :p

antoniraj (author)2014-03-10

looks delicious...

faiza007 (author)antoniraj2014-03-11

thanks a lot sir..! :)

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)2014-03-10

I was really hoping to see a Mexican food recipe from you Faiza and there you are :). This looks yummylicios :)

faiza007 (author)Tarun Upadhyaya2014-03-10

thank you so much tarun..! :)
well I've already posted a Mexican recipe long ago..remember churros..? :D

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)faiza0072014-03-10

Actually I meant from the contest perspective :)

faiza007 (author)Tarun Upadhyaya2014-03-10

I was wondering if there were 3 medals on top of that ible.. haha :D

lindarose92 (author)2014-03-10

Yuuum!! Is this crème caramel? I had no idea it was Mexican! It looks sooo good!! :)

faiza007 (author)lindarose922014-03-10

thanks a lot..! :D
and you are right linda..flan is also known as crème caramel or crème brûlée. but all of them are slightly different in texture. flan is a denser and creamier version of crème caramel..

lindarose92 (author)faiza0072014-03-10

Wow, I didn't know that! I must definitely try it too!! :)

faiza007 (author)lindarose922014-03-10

you'll love it..and do share some pictures here if you try.. :)

Michael C (author)2014-03-10

This looks awesome. I'm not a huge flan fan, but this looks great.

faiza007 (author)Michael C2014-03-10

thank you so much michael, i am glad you like it..! :)

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