Flan de Huevo (Egg Flan)

Hola!

Today I am making a very traditional recipe, egg flan. This flan can be found in virtually every  restaurant in Spain.

The flan is so popular that you can buy it in a box at Spanish supermarkets. The only thing you have to do is mix the box mixture with milk and voilà!  That is very easy and convenient, but of course, there is nothing like a homemade dessert. We have a lot of varieties of flan; egg, vanilla, coconut, coffee, etc.

This flan is very easy, you can make it in just 10 minutes,  then it will need up to 90 minutes in the oven. As a mold, you can use a large size, or you can use individual ramekins like I did. My ramekin is about a 1/4 cup.

Ingredient for 6-8 servings:

For the caramel:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water

In a saucepan, add the sugar and water and heat over medium heat. Once the sugar melts and turns brown, divide the sugar mixture between the number of servings that you have.

(See picture)

For the flan: 

  • 2 cups milk (2% or whole milk)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 small stick cinnamon
  • Lemon rind
  • 4 eggs

Preheat the oven to 360F.

In a sauce pan over  medium heat, bring to boil the milk, sugar, lemon and the cinnamon. Meanwhile, whisk the 4 eggs in a large bowl. Once the milk mixture starts to boil,  add it to the beaten eggs, straining it through a strainer, removing the cinnamon and lemon rind. Pour the mixture into each ramekin.

Fill a large pan half way with water, add the ramekins then place in the oven, being careful not to get any water in the flan. Cook in the oven for approximately 30 minutes.

The center should be firm, but soft, and not liquid.

Let it cool in the fridge, and serve.

Bon profit!

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Flan de Huevo (Egg Flan)

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Ivette

Hola y Bienvenido/a! Hello and Welcome! My name is Ivette and I am a dual citizen! Originally, I from Catalonia, Spain but in 2014 I moved to the United States and I currently live in Maryland with my husband Richard (number 1 taster, thank you!), my baby girl Beulah my rescue dig Vicky and my two (big!) cutie cats Pintxo & Pastifa. Full house! I love Spanish food. In Spain there is always something to celebrate, gathering with friends and family… We have THREE dishes at every meal! Yes, 3! You will have a first full dish like pasta and for the second dish you will have fish/meat and then dessert, and after dessert coffee…. When I am in Spain and get together with my family (there are 31 of us!), we can start lunch at 2:30pm and finish it at 7pm… I have always loved cooking. My grandmother it is a great, great cook and I think my love of cooking is because of her. When I was in college, my favorite breaks, were getting into the kitchen and cooking or baking something. I was able to escape the normal daily routine of law school. In this blog, I would like to share some Spanish recipes as well as other delicious recipes. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at joyofspanishcooking@gmail.com Bon profit!

10 thoughts on “Flan de Huevo (Egg Flan)

  1. We in Pakistan love flan as you call it! we call it pudding and I always buy instant one just add in boiling milk and done! but of course nothing tastes like what you made from scratch 🙂 thanks for the recipe! I will sure try this 🙂

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