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Food Diaries: Flan/ Cream Caramel/ Caramel Pudding

Warning: This recipe is not healthy whatsoever. And it's totally worth it. Pure indulgence. And dead simple to make. No actual cooking required. There's some sugar melting to be done to make the caramel. That's about it. 


1 can evaporated milk (410 g) 
1/2 can condensed milk (approx 200 g)
5 yolks (the yellow part of the egg) 
1 egg (both yolk and egg white) 
Some sugar for the caramel 
Aluminium foil containers (the ones I use are L 12cm x W 10cm x D 4cm) 
A steamer to make it all in 

Break your eggs (5) and separate the yolk from the white (you can keep the egg whites for later use if you like meringues). I use my hands to separate them. If you don't like touching eggs you can use an egg separator or get someone else to do it for you.  Add 1 full egg.

 Pour your can of evaporated milk in 

and half the can of condensed milk.

 Lightly whisk by hand until everything is combined.

You can taste it at this point if you don't mind raw eggs 

 Make your caramel (melt the sugar over a soft heat)

[ If you don't know how to make caramel read this here. ]

... and pour into your foil containers. 

Spread it around by twirling the container around. If you miss a spot or 2 don't worry, the caramel will spread everywhere while it's cooking. DO NOT touch the caramel with your skin. It burns. A LOT. I once dipped my finger in because I wanted to taste the hot caramel. 

Pour in your mixture. You get 3 small flans out of these. Double the recipe to make 6 if you need. Each flan can easily serve one. You wouldn't want to share these. 

Place the cover over the foil and seal. Put in the steamer and cook for 20-25 mins. You can use a stove steamer as well.

You can check if it's cooked by taking one out and opening it. Place a knife in it and pull it out. It should come out clear if it's cooked.  

Place in the fridge to chill. Serve. They are so good. Like so so good. 
I wish I could take credit for this recipe but I can't. My mother's friend showed me how to make these and I couldn't believe how easy the were to make. They are the best tasting flan I've ever eaten hands-down. 
I worked out the calories for this one....The entire recipe is 1713 kcal and each flan is 571 kcal. You can always have half if you are a calorie counting diet. But this is worth it in my honest opinion. You want to eat the whole thing. 

Make these and let me know? 
You'll thank me :D 


  1. I read the entire recipe right now even though I have no plans for making it until a few days :D It's making me die inside. So what do I do if I don't have a steamer in any form? :O

    1. Buy a cheap steamer :D I only use mine to make flan in.
      Or you could set up a bain marie (water bath; so an ovenproof dish filled with water then the flan containers in the water, make sure the water doesn't cover the flan; maybe about halfway up the flan container and then bake in the oven, no idea about times and temperatures, or you could do the same on the stove) Hope that made some sense


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