Saturday, 9 July 2011

Mexican Tres Leches Flan

I have been inspired by Mexican food lately and I also love any dairy based dessert, so i guess that this recipes ties both these together. This recipe is sooooo very easy to make, you just put all the ingredients in the blender and then straight into the oven. And even better it is also very delicious.


For the flan:
1 cup milk
1 397g can condensed milk
1 410g can evapourated milk
 3 eggs

For the caramel syrup:
2 tbsp caster sugar
4 tbsp water


1.Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.

2.Caramelise the sugar by adding the sugar and water to a saucepan and leave to boil on a high flame. As the water evapourates, the mixture should get thicker and more syrup like. You will know when it caramelises as the syrup first turns yellowish (reduce to a medium flame as you don't want the mixture to burn), then becomes darker in colour. Eventually it should be dark brown. Add a little water if the mixture gets too thick (you want it to be syrupy). Be careful not to let the mixture burn by removing it from the heat once it turns begins to turn a darker brown.

3.Pour the caramel mixture onto the bottom of the baking dish you are going to use for your flan.

4.Make the flan mixture by adding all the flan ingredients into a blender until well blended.

5.Pour the flan mixture over the caramel syrup already in the baking dish.

6. Place the baking dish into another larger baking dish/tray, then create a double boiler by boiling a kettle of water and adding this to a larger baking dish. The water should come up to about half way on the  flan dish.

7.Carefully place in the oven and bake for 1 hr. You can ckeck if it is done by placing a knife in the centre and it should come out clean, if not leave it in a little bit longer.

8.Let it cool. Then take a plate and place it over the flan dish and turn upside down so that the flan comes out of the dish.

9.Refrigerate, the flan is much better chilled.


Optional: You can add a teaspoon of coffee granules to the flan mixture and sprinkle some on top whilst baking.

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