Flan – Secret of the Confectionery! 

I love to cook so when I run across an easy recipe I will share it here on my blog. Most flan recipes seem so difficult but this one looks so easy. I only discovered this one on Facebook this morning so I haven’t tested it yet. Next time we drive into Aberdeen, we shop once a month, then I get the ingredients to test it. Hope you enjoy this one. Let me know what you think.


Step 1 – Blend in Mixer the following five ingredients

Cuetara Maria Biscuits, 7 oz (200 g)

6 Eggs

4 Cups of Milk

3 Tablespoons Vanilla

1 Cup of Sugar

Set aside.

Step 2 – In a metal baking dish melt 4 tablespoons of white sugar with 1 teaspoon of water on low heat.  Using low heat means the sugar will take a while to melt, but don’t be tempted to turn it up; sugar will quickly burn when cooked over higher heat. Using low heat gives you better control. Stir constantly until you get a caramel candy texture. 

Note: it is best to use a wooden spoon or a high heat silicone spatula for stirring.

When making the caramel, make sure that all the sugar has completely melted and not gritty.

Using a potholder roll candy, while hot, around the baking dish to coat inside.  Let sit for about 10 minutes to “set” the candy.

Step 3 – Pour in the Blended Mixture.  Cover with foil and secure the edges. 

Place into a larger pot with boiling water. 

Note: Be careful placing into the boiling water bath so you don’t splash the water on yourself.

Turn off heat and cover with lid and let cook for 1 hour. 

Note: Do not lift lid during the 1 hour – this will let out the steam that is “cooking” the flan.

Remove lid and foil to check consistency with a toothpick or wooden stick. 

Step 4 – While warm roll melted candy around and up over flan.  Let cool for at least 2 to 3 hours in the fridge (overnight if you have the time).

Step 5 – Invert flan on a plate and enjoy. Click here for a Tip on how to invert flan: