Flan – Classic Recipe ( Spanish Style) 🍮🍮 👉Ingredients
For the custard:
½ cup sugar
2 cups half and half
3 teaspoons natural vanilla extract
For the caramel:
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon lemon juice 👉Instructions:
In a large bowl, combine eggs with ½ cup of sugar. Whisk well, until the sugar is well incorporated.
Add half and half and vanilla extract and continue whisking until all the ingredients are well combined. Set aside.
Preheat the oven to 325 F. Arrange six 6 oz ramekins in a large baking dish and start boiling some water that will be used for the water bath.
To prepare the caramel, combine sugar, water and lemon juice in a large sauce pan. Cook at medium heat for 10-11 minutes, until it turns a medium amber color. Keep an eye on it because it can burn really quickly!
Immediately and very carefully, spoon about 2 tablespoons of caramel on each ramekin coating the bottom (you should have some leftover). Quickly tilt the ramekins to coat the bottom and halfway up the sides with caramel.
Divide prepared custard among all 6 ramekins. Place the baking dish in the oven and carefully pour hot water into the pan to come about 2/3 of the way up the sides of the ramekins. Bake at 325 F for 45 minutes to an hour, until the custard is set.
Remove ramekins from baking dish and let cool for 30-40 minutes at room temperature. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
To unmold, run a butter knife along the sides to loosen up the flan. Place a plate on top, flip both the ramekin and plate over and wiggle gently, until the flan comes out and the caramel pours on top.