Sunday, August 28, 2011

Easy Mexican Flan

I have a secret love affair with (Shh don’t tell) Mexican food.  We are close I mean, really close. If it were up to me we would have Mexican food for dinner every night.  OK… I am pretty close with Indian food also but that’s for another day. 

Here in Sweden they honestly don’t know what Real Mexican food is… I mean seriously they put cucumbers in their tacos… WTF! It has been my mission ever since we moved here to teach as many Swedes what real Mexican food tastes like.  When you think Mexican dessert what comes to mind? Tres Leches and Flan, right? Well… Have I got a Flan recipe for you! I am sort of a Flan snob and I can honestly tell you I would choose this Flan over a crème Brule any day. The best part is, it’s actually really simple.  Who says you have to be Mexican to cook good Mexican food? 

Easy Mexican Flan

1 Cup and ½ Cup   Sugar
6                            Eggs
1 Can                    14 oz. Sweetened condensed milk
1 Cup                    Heavy cream
½ Cup                   Milk
1 tsp                     Vanilla
Exchange the heavy cream and milk for 2 13 oz. cans of evaporated milk. 
1.  Put 1 cup sugar into a small sauce pan over medium heat stirring constantly. It will slowly melt down to a caramel color liquid. Be careful not to let it burn.
2. Once all of the sugar is liquid equally pour into ramekins (6 to 8 depending on their size). Swirl the liquid around until it has covered the sides. You will have to hurry it cools very quickly.  (I never get all of them perfect and it works out just fine)
3. Blend the eggs together, add the milks then slowly add the ½ cup sugar and vanilla. Stir until combined. 
3. Pour the milk mixture into the prepared ramekins. Place them into a large baking dish filled with 1 to 2 Inches (2.54 to 5cm) of water. Bake at 325°F/163°C for 45 minutes or until a toothpick or a knife comes out clean. 
4. Cool the ramekins in the refrigerator for at least one hour before serving.
5. Slide a knife around the edge then tip the ramekin over onto a plate the caramel sauce will spill over the custard. Serve with fresh berries or just alone. YUM!



  1. It looks so lovely and elegant-

  2. What a lovely and tasty dessert your flan is! I also have a love affair with mexican food!

  3. Yummmmmmm.... I too love, love, love Mexican food. This looks delicious!

  4. You're in Sweden and you love Mexican food? Wow, that HAS to be tough. This flan does look fantastic though and I hope it gave you the perfect taste of what you needed to get your "fix." :)

  5. I totally get your problem. Here in Holland it is pretty much the same. Love your flan, it looks so pretty and the sauce…JUMMIE

  6. Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on the mac and cheese! Love your pretty!!

  7. mmmmh so yummy! great!

  8. Your flan set up gorgeously! Choosing flan over creme brulee are some pretty strong words - I just might have to give this recipe a try! =)

  9. Thanks for all of your comments! I love hearing from you! I hope you guys like this one... Its one of my favorites.

  10. this is such a wonderful stroke of luck - I had an incredible flan two night ago and have since been searching for a good recipe - looks like I stumbled upon one! Lovely, yummy Flan!
    I write a food blog too - do visit me and I hope you will be inspired enough to follow me back - thanks and cheers, priya

  11. I will have to buckle down and try this. I had one bad flan once at a restaurant and that was that. Thanks for inspiring me to try it again.

  12. Delicious! Mexican Food and I are buddies, too....we should all get together one day for lunch!

  13. Wow - beautiful job! I love Mexican food as well. Indian too. :) We are on the same wavelength - sort of. I made caramel as well.

  14. I love love love Mexican food. And this flan looks perfect!!

  15. Photo looks delicious! Recipe sounds a bit off though has too much sugar & a lot of eggs. In my opinion it would be too sweet & eggy tasting. When I think if Mexican desert i think of fried ice cream or sopapillas