Recipe by: Aparna Balasubramaniam

Source: Adapted from various blogs

Serves: 10

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 large eggs, (room temperature)
  • 1.5 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cans evaporated milk
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp grated orange peel
  • ½ tsp orange flower water (optional)
  • 1 pinch salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 175°C.
  • Place sugar in a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat, add just enough water to moisten, and cook, stirring constantly, until the sugar melts and turns a golden amber color, about 10 minutes. Watch carefully once syrup begins to change color, because it burns easily. Carefully pour the melted sugar syrup into a flan mold. Let cool.
  • Put the rest of the ingredients into a blender, and blend for a minute or so, until the mixture is smooth. Pour the mixture over the cooled caramel syrup in the flan mold.
  • Line a roasting pan with a damp kitchen towel. Place the flan mold on the towel, inside roasting pan, and place roasting pan on oven rack. Fill roasting pan with boiling water to reach halfway up the sides of the baking dish.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until the center of the flan is set but still slightly jiggly when moved, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Let the flan cool, then refrigerate for at least 4 hours. To serve, run a sharp paring knife around the inside of the mold to release the flan. Invert a plate on the mold, flip the mold over, and gently remove the mold to unmold the flan and reveal the syrupy caramel topping.

Download PDF here: Flan Mexicano

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