How to make it

  • Put milk on low heat and add sugar. Stir well and when the sugar melts, stop the heat and cool for a minute. Make sure you don't let the milk boil.
  • Break the eggs in a bowl and stir well.
  • Slowly pour the milk from step 1 into the bowl from step 2 and stir. Add some vanilla.
  • Pour the mix from step 3 through a strainer. This makes the flan smoother.
  • Make the caramel sauce in a small pot. Put the water and sugar in the pot and stir quickly over high heat. When it becomes brown, remove from heat and put it into four cups.
  • Pour the mix from step 4 into the cups over the caramel sauce.
  • Fill a pot with water and put a steamer above it. When the water starts steaming, stop the heat and put the cups in the steamer. Please be careful not to burn yourself. After 2 to 3 minutes on high heat, lower the heat and steam for another 13 to 15 minutes. When you put it on low heat, move the lid a little so some of the steam will escape. The point is to maintain it on low heat. If you put a towel under the lid, water won't get into the flan.
  • Poke a hole in the flan with a toothpick, and if juice doesn't come out, it's done. After it cools, put it in the refrigerator.
  • **DONE!! Top it with whipped cream or fruit and it'll be GOOD!!**

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  • NorwayForestCatLover 4 years ago
    Made it the first time, ended up having lots of bubbles.
    Can anyone tell me why?
    I'm pretty sure I followed every step correctly.
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    " It was excellent "
    Shellyricecakes ate it and said...
    Actually I am making it right now, but it will NOT get hard for the life of me!! I've been steaming for quite some time now with the top a little open and on low heat. It's getting a BIT thicker... man it smells good and also looks a lot like the flan in manga/anime! But the caramel sauce gets hard VERY quickly so I don't know if I will be able to pop it out of the tea cup..

    And also mjcmcook, do not use plastic, use porcelin.
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  • hagi 8 years ago
    Not sure if this is too late..but I made it :)

    I was a total beginner in making Flan, so the first time it came out like a poached egg. I tried to make it again, and it came out like a poached egg, then I made it another time and it finally came out alright. I learned the hard way to slowly blend the egg and not to whip it. (whipping causes bubbles to foam and holes in Flan. YUCK!)

    As for the caramel sauce, it was quite hard to make it with only 3 tsp of sugar and 1 tsp of water. I put about 8 tsp of sugar and 2 tsp of water and waited until it was brown and poured into the teacups. So a 8:2 ratio.

    I used regular ceramic teacups. I wouldn't want to make this again, the hassle of changing the temperature every few minutes really confuses me. So I would pass on this recipe and create a regular flan in the oven but I would invite anyone to try it out :)
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  • ttaaccoo 9 years ago
    This looks very delicious. thank you for posting. I will try it soon. I have a silicone large muffin tray and cupcake individuals also in silicone. Probably will use the cupcake size and place them in a poached egg tray in my bamboo steamer. ooh la la!! 55555
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  • neoncrucifixion 9 years ago
    Silicon cups might be best to use. I haven't made this recipe yet, though I plan on doing it very soon.
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    " It was excellent "
    mjcmcook ate it and said...
    I would like to try this recipe~
    However, I need help regarding the use of 'plastic' cups to make it in~
    Please advise we on just what kind you are using and where to buy them?
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