Caramel custard or flan is a dessert with a layer of clear caramel sauce. Caramel custard is pretty easy to make and need to be baked or cooked in a water bath to prevent curdling. It is very comforting, mouth watering and elegant dessert which can be served warm or chilled. This can be made with eggs or without eggs using bread. Here, I have made using eggs and its my family’s favourite dessert and my never failed recipe. Do try it and enjoy it with your loved ones.
⏲PREP TIME : 30 minutes
⏲COOK TIME : 45 minutes
🍜CUISINE : International
🥘COURSE : Dessert
🍴YIELD : 6 servings
INGREDIENTS REQUIRED :
Full cream milk – 1/2 L
Egg – 3
Refined sugar – 50 gm + 6 tbsp for caramel
Water – 5 tbsp
For caramel :
In a nonstick pan add 6tbsp sugar , 5 tbsp water and swirl pan to melt sugar.
keep stirring until the syrup turns into golden brown.
Pour the caramel to a baking pan, spread it immediately all over the pan and keep it aside.
In a large bowl add eggs, sugar and vanilla extract and beat till creamy and fluffy.
Add in milk and mix well.
Pour the mixture to the pan over the caramel.
In a nonstick pan, add little water and place a stand.
When the water boils , place the baking pan on the stand and cover the pan with lid .
Cook it for 45 minutes in low flame until the edge comes out clean or a knife inserted comes out clean.
When it is done , allow it to cool down.
Refrigerate until serving.
To unmold, carefully loosen sides of the custard in baking pan with knife.
Place dessert plate on top of the baking pan and holding tightly, turn upside down.
Shake the baking pan gently to loosen custard.
Caramel syrup runs down sides of custard forming a sauce in the plate.
Slice it gently and enjoy it !
You can also bake it in a preheated oven in a water bath for 60 min at 180°C.
I have used 8 inches round pan .
I made extra caramel and added almond slices on it and allowed it to cool. later, broke the pieces and used it for caramel decoration.