Welcome to our blog, where we explore delightful desserts that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth! Today, we are diving into the world of baked flan, a classic dessert that originated in Spain but has since become popular all over the world. Known for its smooth and creamy texture, baked flan is a dessert that never fails to impress.
Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just starting out in the kitchen, this article will guide you through the process of making the perfect baked flan. With a few simple ingredients and some patience, you’ll be able to create a dessert that is both elegant and delicious. So, let’s get started on our journey to flan perfection!
Classic Baked Flan Recipe
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup water
6 large eggs
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and water over medium heat. Stir until the sugar has dissolved completely, and the mixture turns into a golden caramel color. This should take about 10 minutes. Be careful not to let it burn.
Quickly pour the caramel into a 9-inch round baking dish, ensuring that the caramel coats the bottom evenly.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, and vanilla extract until well combined.
Pour the egg mixture into the baking dish with the caramel.
Place the baking dish into a larger baking pan and fill the larger pan with enough hot water to reach halfway up the sides of the baking dish. This will create a water bath that will help the flan cook evenly.
Bake for about 50-60 minutes, or until the center of the flan is set. You can check if it’s done by inserting a toothpick into the center – if it comes out clean, the flan is ready.
Remove the flan from the oven and let it cool in the water bath for about 30 minutes.
Carefully remove the baking dish from the water bath and refrigerate the flan for at least 4 hours or overnight.
To serve, run a knife around the edges of the baking dish to loosen the flan. Place a serving plate on top of the dish and invert it to release the flan.
Slice the flan into individual portions and serve chilled. Enjoy!
There you have it – a simple yet delicious recipe for baked flan. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or just want to treat yourself to a decadent dessert, this classic flan is sure to impress. Give it a try and let us know how it turns out!