5 July 2014

The smoothest Flan (Flan)






In some recipes perhaps only seek perfection or expect it to be like something we already know. 

That happens with the flan. The recipe itself simple but (as everything in the kitchen) is not only about the ingredients. 
It's about time you take each part and that thing so rare in today's world: patience.

That knows a José Andrés and Spanish chef  and American citizen  now after worked in US about 23 years.
The recipe is adapted from Bon Appetit


I hope you enjoyed this recipe how we made at home!









Ingredients
(5-6 servings)
1/2 cup plus 1/3 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup half and half
 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
ramekins

Method
Preheat oven to 180°c (325)
Stir 1/2 cup of sugar  and 3 tablespoons of water in a medium heavy  saucepan over medium-low heat until sugar dissolves.
Increase heat and boil. Ocassionally swirling pan and brushing 
down side with a wet pastry brush  until caramel is a medium dark amber  by 5 to 6 minutes.
Working quickly divide caramel among ramekins coating bottoms evenly.
Let cool until hard.

Gently whisk remaining sugar and eggs in a medium bowl. Add cream half and half and vanilla.
Gently whisk to combine  (do not aerate) Let sit until sugar dissolves about 5 minutes.
Strain through a fine mesh sieve to eliminate air pockets.
Place the ramekins in a roasting pan on a large baked sheet.
Divide custard among ramekins. Pour hot water into roasting pan to reach a little more than halfway up sides of ramekins .
Cover with foil and crimpting to seal.
Creafully transfer to oven and cook for 25 minutes. Rotate pan.
Cook until custard is set but center still jiggles when dish is nudged. About 20 minutes longer.
Uncover roasting pan. Let flan cool in pan for 30 minutes.
Remove ramekins  and let cool completely.
Carefully with a paring knife and run all the way around.
Unmold flans onto plates.

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En Español 

El flan 












Esta receta de un flan absolutamente de casa con paciencia y amor es de José Andrés un chef español que  fue nacionalizado americano porque lleva trabajando hace muchos años en USA.


Ingredientes

(5 a 6 flanes)

1/2 taza de más 1/3 taza de azúcar
2 huevos grandes 
(si son chicos serían 3)
1 taza de crema espesa
1/2 taza de leche más 1/2 taza de crema
1 1/2 cucharadita de vainilla


100 comments:

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    1. I'm ready for dessert! Sitting here with a napkin tucked under my chin and my fork in hand! hahaha.....

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    2. Thanks Betsy serve yourself please:))

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  2. Your flan looks beautiful, yummy!!

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  3. So true, sometimes simple can be done by all, but doesn't mean it will taste good at ones hall.

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    1. Haha I was thinking how you will finish that ha!
      I know you don't eat dairy food:)

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  4. its been forever since i had flan....
    it does look quite lovely...and can just imagine
    it in my mouth...smiles.

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    1. Yes Brian is really different than others we can find in the groceries
      Here many people buy the desserts in groceries o supermarket.
      But are so different!

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    2. ewww....there are just some desserts i would not buy at the grocery....

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  5. Mmmm...does look like the smooth YUM!!est flan ever!

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    1. Thanks Deeba and you are really sweet.
      Yes is smooth and yum. Special after dinnner!
      xoxo

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  6. I never make before. Looks wonderful.

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    1. Thanks Ivy I think you sure would love!

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    2. I must try this sometime. Right now I am making lots and lots
      of rough puff pastry. It is much fun.

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  7. Looks really smooth and delish!
    Happy Sunday!
    Angie

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  8. Your flan looks like it would be creamy and smooth. Looks yummy! I have never made a flan before, I really need to do so.

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    1. Thanks Dawn! Try this delicious recipe by Jose andres jn Bon appetit Im sure you will love.
      My son when ate this said me: wow this is a really flan:)

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  9. A smooth perfect flan Gloria. Delish!!

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  10. Wow che delizia, complimenti!
    Buona domenica!

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  11. I do love caramel on anything. In my part of the world this recipe is called 'rozhata' :)

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    1. Really interesting Dezzy!
      Amazing like each country has differents names about food!

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  12. Hi Gloria,yes you are absolutely correct about patience....it is one absolutely must thing to have while one cooks anything....however simple or delicate....this flan has one of the glossiest finish we have ever seen....looks beautiful and we are sure it tastes heavenly too,thanks :-)

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    1. Thsnks Kumars, yes a lot of food is about patience and love:)

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  13. Gorgeous! In England we call this creme caramel - and I love it!

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    1. Thanks CC yes I heard about creme caramel!
      Is delicious!

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  14. Gloria, Yum! Both my wife and I love flan... It's hard to find in restaurants here in East Tennessee but now we'll have to consider making it our selves. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Hi David here in restaurants is really difficult find a lovely flan too.
      Everybody is so busy..
      Lol but if you make yours you will love:)

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  15. One of my favorites Gloria, yummy ~ It does take a lot of patience to make them ~

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    1. Yes A little patience but is really delicious Grace!:)

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  16. Yum!!
    Looks lovely Gloria :)
    Eddie x

    I've done 2 posts! :)

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  17. Patience is something I don't have...but I like flan when I've tried it in restaurants!

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  18. It looks so creamy and delicious!
    Mary

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  19. Glorita! ¿cómo estás? Vi en el blog de Nathalia que estabas enfermita, aquí en casa también nos cayó la gripe brutal, cuatro días con fiebre, espero que te hayas recuperado, al menos este flancito dice que ya andas de vuelta en la cocina. Un beso grandote y cuídate

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  20. HI Gloria!
    Look what you made me, Flan!!! I know you really didn't make it just for little ol' me, but I sure wish you would! Patience is something I don't have when cookng on an electric stove. I usually burn pudding, caramels and yes, any attempt at flan too!

    Thank you so much for sharing, Gloria. Now, I'm craving flan!

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  21. che delizioso dessert! Un abbraccio

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  22. Un dolce al cucchiaio davvero goloso... brava Gloria!!!
    Bacioni, buona giornata...

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  23. I believe you, Gloria! The flans look perfectly smooth and delicious!

    ela h.
    Gray Apron

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  24. Heavenly! This flan is really tempting.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  25. Really a pretty flan, Gloria.

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  26. Oh I really fancy this! A fabulous dessert at any time of the year. I need to try making these types of desserts. So delicious.

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  27. Un flan davvero squisito ed elegante!!
    Bacioni Gloria!!

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  28. Que delicioso flan! uno de mis postres favoritos. Besos

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  29. We call this crème caramel - I love it! So smooth and creamy. My friend Bob makes a very good one too and we are always asking him for it. Hope you feel better, dear.

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    1. Thsnks Suza! Yes is known with different names is one of my favorites when I go to dinner out but not always isperfect:)

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  30. flan is so special! i love that you've shared your recipe with us, it sounds and looks delicious!

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  31. Moi aussi, j'adore les crèmes caramel ! Elles sont souvent servies en dessert dans les restaurants français !

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    1. Merci beaucoup une aguille!
      Je adore les cremes caramel aussi!
      Ah le France:)
      Bisous

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  32. I don't think I've ever had flan...

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  33. SO beautiful, Gloria! Next time I make flan, I will try this recipe!!! Thank you!!! xo

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    1. Thanks dear I think this flan was the best flan Lizzy!

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  34. Wow, Gloria!

    This is so lovely to enjoy :D

    Zoe

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  35. I really like flan, but it seems it would be difficult to make and get the texture just right. I'm happy to eat it, made by somebody, anybody, else.

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    1. Is not difficult I think:)
      But is about the times:)

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  36. Your flan looks perfect! Love how smooth and creamy it is.

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  37. J'adore le flan. Je le fais avec du lait seulement. L'ajout de la crème doit le rendre encore plus délicieux.
    A bientôt

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  38. I love the taste and texture of flan…it is such a nice dessert. Wish I could grab a spoon and take a bite through the computer screen.

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    1. Yes I love the texture too is something special!

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  39. Hi Gloria, Sorry for coming so late to comment on your most beautiful flan that I have seen in a long time...so smooth, creamy and absolutely melts in your mouth perfect! I'm totally drooling over your yummy flan, and DO want to use your recipe to make it real soon...seriously! xo

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  40. Fantastico questo dessert, Gloria, avrei voglia di assaggiarlo! :D Complimenti e un abbraccio grande! <3

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  41. Looks delicious! Not had flan for years, might have to knock up a couple now.

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  42. I've never tried to make a flan. I think I'll leave that one up to you. I hope you're feeling well my friend. Positive vibes headed your way!! xoxoxo

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  43. Flan is so creamy and delicious and this one looks like perfection, My Dear!

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  44. Looks like a pretty nice flan.

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  45. Hi Gloria,
    Your flan looks so smooth and delicious!

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  46. It looks decadent and delicious!

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  47. Delicious looking flan Gloria, so smooth and silky...perfect!
    Hope you are having a fabulous week :D

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  48. Delizioso! Un abbraccio SILVIA

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  49. ...es mi postre favorito, gracias por ponerlo...

    Un beso
    Azmara

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    1. Thanks Azz how are you? I hope you are doing ok dear!
      xoxo

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    2. ...me encuentro bien gracias... pero estoy a dieta por lo que solo puedo mirar...

      Un beso
      Azmara

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  50. It's so smooth that it deserves to be in an art gallery.:-)

    I'll still eat it, though.

    Greetings from London.

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    1. Thanks Mario you always nice and are welcome!

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  51. Deve essere davvero delizioso questo dessert!!! Complimenti

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  52. Looks so good! Hi there! Haven't seen you in a while. Hope all is good. Your dish is very inviting.
    gloria

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    1. Thanks GlorV1 you are welcome again!

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  53. This flan looks absolutely gorgeous!! Flan happens to be one of my favorite desserts! Very nice, Gloria!

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  54. Looks fantastic! A perfectly smooth flan is a thing of beauty. And, the caramel sauce is lovely.

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