Caramel custard, Crème caramel, flan,flan de leche, banh caramel, kem flan is just different names of thecustarddessert with a layer of soft caramel on top. This dishis is a very popular dessert and is quiet simple to make. The best thing about this dessert is that it not only tastes great but needs just a few ingredients which is commonly available in most of the homes.
Flan or caramel custard is always the best sweet treat served very often during family dinner and everyone love it, so do i. I love it’s silky texture, the glossy shiny look, the colors and the feeling of melting slowly in your mouth is just worth giving this dessert a try at your home.
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Caramel Custard / Baked Caramel Pudding / How to make a Perfect Caramel Custard
Take 1/4 of granulated sugar in a pan, add a tbsp of water and heat on medium flame. Stir only until the sugar dissolves and then wait for the sugar to caramelize . Once it starts changing color, do not stir rather gently swirl the pan for even coloring .
Donot let the caramel to turn too dark, or else it will taste bitter and have a burnt smell.
Pour the prepared caramel evenly into individual ramekins or moulds. Make sure that the base of the ramekin is well coated. Allow it to set for 15 minutes.
Break 3 small eggs into a bowl, add a tsp of vanilla essence, a pinch of nutmeg powder and 3 tablespoon of of powdered sugar or castor sugar. Whisk using a wire whisk until frothy.
Strain the mixture to give the custard a smooth texture and to remove undissolved egg white strands if any and leave it to cool.
Then pour the milk-egg mixture into the prepared ramekins. Cover it with Silver foils.
In a Baking tray, add a cup of water and place the ramekins in it and bake in a pre-heated oven for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the custard comes out clean.
Let it cool for sometime and simply demould the custard from the ramekins and serve.