Monday, February 28, 2011

Creamy Flan Recipe (Creme Caramel)

Another one of my French families recipes...

You will need
200 grams sugar
6 large eggs
3/4 ltr whole milk
fleur d'orange or a vanilla pod

This is a super super easy recipe but one that impresses most guests.

In a flan mould or thin oven proof dish melt 5 tablespoons of sugar with a dash of water to make the caramel. Once the sugar has caramelised, take it off the heat and tilt and rotate the mould to spread the caramel evenly around the outer walls and bottom.

In a bowl whisk together the remaining sugar, eggs and milk and then add either  a cap of fleur d'orange or the seeds of a fresh vanilla pod. You could just use a splash of vanilla essence if pods are hard to find but the seeds of the pod make the flan look really beautiful.

Pour into the mould and then place the mould into an ovenproof dish filled with water. Into the Oven at 180 degrees for around 45 minutes or until set but not coloured.

Take out and leave to cool. Now heat gently the outside of the mould over the gas on low and turn the whole thing upside down onto a plate and viola!!!

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