This Caramel Flan Recipe is the BEST – Better than Mom’s!
This Caramel Flan Recipe will Rock Your World! (Or at least make you very happy!)
Flan is by far the most popular Cuban dessert. So, of course, I grew up eating flan every Christmas and on practically every special occasion. It was a big deal at our house. We loved it and looked forward to it!
So, I know a good flan when I taste it, and this recipe is the BEST!
It’s not my recipe, and it’s not my mother’s Cuban flan recipe (although her recipe is pretty darn delicious as well).
It’s my sister, Teresa’s, deliciously creamy caramel flan recipe that she has made many times and was kind enough to share with her little sister.
Making a Flan Even with This Great Recipe is Sometimes Tricky
Now, even with this tried-and-true recipe, please note that it’s easy to mess up a caramel flan. I know from experience! But, flan is really not that hard to make if you watch out for some common pitfalls.
So, here are some important tips you should know before making this flan recipe.
Tip #1: Don’t walk away from the stove when the caramel is cooking. It doesn’t take long for the sugar to caramelize and it’s easy to over cook it. So, hang around the stove while it cooks! You’ll be glad you did!
Tip #2: Always bake the caramel flan in a pan of water. Trust me, from experience, doing otherwise is asking for mushy flan trouble!
Tip #3: The flan is ready when it starts separating from the pan on the side. I know most recipes suggest inserting a toothpick and checking if it’s clean. Well, that just doesn’t work in this case. And, if you under bake this flan, it will just fall apart in the middle. And, it’s an ugly site! It still tastes good but it just doesn’t look very pretty!
So, if you follow my tips and follow the recipe, I know that you’ll never use another flan recipe!
And, I feel confident that you will love the results!
And, if you like flan, you should give Picadillo a try! Picadillo is another traditional Cuban and Spanish dish and it’s also yummy!
Happy cooking and baking all!