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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Caramel Custard / Flan (Oven Method)



Flan, otherwise known as Caramel custard is a simple, quick and my favorite after dinner treat. An easy to make dessert which hardly takes much effort. Caramel custard is a super rich dessert with a layer of soft layer of caramel on top.


Ingredients:
 For Caramel:
1/4 cup Sugar
2-3 tbsp Water
For Custard:
2 cups Milk (warm)
4 tbsp Sugar
2 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla essence


Method:
Grease the small sized trays or ramekins with little vegetable oil and keep aside.
Mix the water and sugar together in a white color heavy small pan (white will make it easier for you to judge the color of caramalizing later) on low heat and apply cold water on the edges of pan to avoid the darker color around the edges of the pan. 


Keep a vigilant eye on the melted sugar, intially when the sugar starts melting it will leave dark amber color then come the foam part. Swirl the pan slowly to avoid any lumps. On seeing golden brown syrup, remove from heat as it will keep getting darker for another 2 minutes even after removing from heat. Quickly pour this caramel into ramekins or various sized pans and swirl it quickly to coat the bottom and sides of the pans. Keep aside.


Pre-heat Oven to 180 Degree C. In a mixing bowl beat eggs on low speed for a minute or until fluffy and then add sugar. Beat again after adding vanilla essence. Now pour the milk into egg mixture and beat well. Immediately pour custard through sieve into ramekins. Arrange them on a baking tray which is filled with water (1/2 inch atleast). Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden brown. Let it cool, when you are ready to serve, run a knife around the inside of the mold to loosen the flan. Place a small plate on top of the flan and invert to pop it out.


User Comment & Tips:
  • Don't stir the sugar mixture much otherwise you will have hard time to wipe the hard crystalized sugar from the spoon ;-)
  • Caramalizing sugar needs patience, so don't keep the sugar on high flame. 
  • Running the egg mixture through the sieve will make sure that caramel custard is free of any clumpy  white part of egg and end result will be very smooth texture. 



57 comments:

  1. Looks delicious. Nice clicks. The ordered cakes was very yummy. Congrats.

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  2. My all time fav..Looks yummy yummy.

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  3. Patietn step wise description with all tips toa void failure - I love your commitment!
    And fresh cherries for garnish! Wow, gourmet dessert!

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  4. The flan looks yummy!

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  5. luks delicious and clicks tempting me

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  6. Absolutely love caramel custard & yours looks perfect!! Loved the presentation too!!
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  7. long time i had a dessert like this one..looks just yumm

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  8. wow, so tempting and yummy dessert, awesome clicks Deepa :)

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  9. Way too tempting and my all time fav dessert.

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  10. Clicks just look too good Deepa. Tempting dessert.

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  11. very irresistable...very tempting clicks too!

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  12. Simply irresistible & seductive ;) !!!!
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  13. love this quick dessert...and can finish all the bowls shown here.

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  14. my fav too....yummy custard....superb deepa

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  15. my fav too. love your clicks Deepa

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  16. Drooling rite now here,irresistible caramel custard Deepa.

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  17. oh man, just awesome. looks so so so delicious. Love that cherry on top

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  18. my all time favourite :) looks great .its been really long time i had this

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  19. love the way you decorated with cherries :) caramel custard is my all time favorite !

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  20. Looks so delicious..waiting for a eggless caramel custard recipe:)

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  21. Absolutely mouth watering flan deepa, my preferred dessert after tiramisu is flan. Gorgeous presentation.

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  22. Wow superb! Can't stop drooling:)

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  23. That's one the creamy and gratifying dessert recipe....looks drool worthy....I like the change in pictures in your post...great going sweetie....

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  25. Yummylicious,Could have this every day for dessert.

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  26. Awesome creamy dessert. Beautiful clicks.

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  27. Yummy n delicious looking dessert

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  28. Awesome Clicks Deepa and love the presentation as well. Caramel custard looks delicious and so tempting that i want to taste it right away.

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  29. Looks so lovely, wish to have some right away.

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  30. Deepa... u dont need to write ingredients now onwards... ur pictures speaks alot... ur first pictures is superb...each and every color... with crisp of edges....
    Liked ur presentation of recipe ..pcitures mixed in descrition.... its giving more professional look.
    Fresh cherries looking awesome ....
    Superlike....11/10 from my side...

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  31. This is one of my fav dessert. Looks superb! Pass me a plate please. Super yumm Deepa!

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  32. Super Duper Flan - turned out perfect from the looks of it :)

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  33. I love this custard. Caramel custard is always welcome at my home and we love it while watching a movie! Loved your presentation

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  34. This looks yummy and nice clicks too Deeps

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  35. Making a good caramel itself is an art and you have gone ahead with making a custard, congrats girl. Looks delicious.

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  36. just delicious. I have been thinking of custard for some time now :) time to make it with your recipe.

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  37. looks yummy and mouthwatering..
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  38. Looks great. Here is another paneer recipe from Borosil And You @ http://goo.gl/b13fK

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  39. Lovely caramel custard deeps..looked ur pics and cherries...so tempting !!

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  40. ohh dear !!!!loved the custard dear !!!never tried it with caramalized sugar before...bookmarked !!!!

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  41. That looks simple awesome! The texture looks heavenly!!

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  42. this has turned great. lovely clicks.

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  43. Lovely custard...perfect for this sweltering heat!

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  44. Super yummy dessert! looks cute with those cherries!

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  45. My mom's signature dish, havent prepared since a long, yours makes me drool and pulling me to try soon..
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