Egg flan is a traditional dessert that should not be missing in your recipe book, you will also be surprised how easy it is to prepare, it only takes three ingredients, eggs, milk and sugar, as for its cooking, the bain-marie technique is used, which is nothing more than submerging the container with our flan mixture, to another larger one with between 3 and 4 cm of water and let it cook covered for 1 hour over low heat, in order to achieve a constant temperature and slow cooking, then take it to the refrigerator for about 4 hours and we have it ready.
We invite you to follow our step-by-step videos below, where we will explain in detail how to prepare egg flan, a perfect dessert to close our meals or to enjoy a delicious sweet snack.
Ingredients To Prepare Egg flan
500 ml. of whole milk
100 g. sugar
4 tablespoons of sugar (for the caramel)
3 tablespoons of water (for the caramel)
How To Make Egg flan
Step 1: We begin the preparation of our egg flan, for this, in a pot at medium low temperature, add the 4 tablespoons of sugar, the three tablespoons of water and let it cook until it takes a golden color (as I show you in the video, be careful with the temperature, it should not be too high because it could burn the caramel) when we have the caramel ready, remove it from the heat and we will pour it into the container where we will prepare our flan, let it cool.
Step 1: How To Make Egg flan
Step 2: In another bowl add the eggs, sugar and with the help of a whisk, beat very well until well integrated, then add the milk and integrate again, pour this mixture into the container where we are going to prepare our flan (where we add the caramel) cover and take it to the bain-marie, for this, in a pot much larger than our container, add 3 to 4 cm of water, then introduce our container with the flan mixture tightly covered and let it cook over low heat (without boiling) for 1 hour.
Step 2: How To Make Egg flan
Step 3: After the hour of cooking, we remove our flan from the fire and let it cool at room temperature, then we take it to the refrigerator for 4 hours (always covered, if you leave it from the night before, much better), after the time, we serve and we have our delicious egg flan ready.
Step 3: How To Make Egg flan
Tips To Prepare Egg flan
When preparing the caramel for the egg flan, it is important to maintain a medium-low temperature, otherwise you could burn the caramel.
It is important that the egg flan is already at room temperature and then take it to the refrigerator and always keep it covered until serving time.
When cooking the egg flan in a bain-marie, you should add 3 to 4 cm of water and then introduce the container with the flan mixture, the temperature is very important, it should not be too high and much less boiling, it should be a low temperature without sizzling.
What can we accompany this recipe with?
This delicious egg flan is perfect as a dessert or for a sweet snack.
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