Text-Only Recipe for Classic Spanish Flan.
- 1/2 cup sugar for caramel sauce
- 2 cups whipping cream*
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 cup sugar for flan
- 1/2 cup blanched almonds for garnish (optional)
- sprig of mint for garnish (optional)
* To make a lower calorie flan, use 1 cup low-fat milk and 1 cup light whipping cream.
This flan recipes makes 6 servings - yields 6 individual servings in ramekins.
Wipe out the ramekins to ensure that there is no dust in them. Set in a large glass baking dish (9-inch x 13-inch).
Heat 4-5 cups of water in a pot on back burner for the water bath, or baño maria.
Put a heavy-bottom skillet or saucepan over medium heat for 30 seconds. Add 1/2 cup sugar. With the back of a wooden spoon, keep sugar moving constantly until sugar is completely melted, and of a rich medium brown color (caramelized), as shown in the photo. This will serve as the sauce.