Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Orange Flan / Orange Crème caramel

Flan or Crème caramel is an easy to make and a convenient make-ahead dessert and perfect for get-together. It can be made in little serving bowls or in a cake pan according to the personal desire. I had been wanting to make Flan aka Crème caramel for a long time ever since I saw it in few blogs. Many recipes used condensed milk and/or heavy cream but I wanted to keep it simple. So I made with just regular milk and eggs and flavored it with orange zest and juice. It tasted just out of the world.
Ingredients:
Adapted from here
Makes 3 - 7 oz ramekins, can be doubled as needed
For the soft caramel:
Sugar - 1/3 cup
Water - 40 ml
For the custard:
Milk – 1 1/4 cup
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Eggs – 2
Egg yolks – 1
Vanilla essence – 3/4 tsp
Orange zest -  from 1 orange
Orange juice – from 1 orange – approx 1/2 cup


Method:
For the Caramel:
Add sugar and water to a saucepan and cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. When it starts to brown, swirl the saucepan around. Do not use a spoon to stir, because swirling ensures that the sugar becomes brown evenly. When it reaches a honey brown color, remove from heat and pour directly into the ramekins. Swirl each mold to coat the caramel evenly at the bottom.
For the Custard:
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Heat the milk until it is heated through but not boiling. Mix the eggs, egg yolk and sugar until pale and light with a whisk or hand mixer. Add the vanilla essence. Now add the milk to the eggs slowly in a single stream and stirring continuously while adding the milk. The milk should not be poured at once since the heat from the milk would cook the eggs. Add in the orange juice and zest and mix well.
Pour the milk-egg mixture into the caramel coated ramekins. Place the prepared ramekins in a cake pan and fill the pan halfway through the ramekins with boiling water. Bake in the oven for 5 minutes and then reduce the temperature to 325 F. Bake for another 30-40 minutes. A toothpick inserted should come out clean. Remove the pan and cool the ramekins until the water cools. Chill the ramekins in the refrigerator until the time of serving. While serving, un-mould the bowls with a knife and invert it over a bowl or a plate. Serve chilled with fruits if desired.

Sending it to Veggie/Fruit of the Month - Orange event by Savitha and Priya and to A.W.E.D. Mexican event by DK and Smita. And finally to our event Serve It-Chilled happening at Denny's Oh Taste N See.


Hearth and Soul Hop at Sunshine and Smile

Sending this to Srivalli's Kid's Delight hosted by Nupur of UK-Rasoi, for the month of April 2012.

43 comments:

  1. wow...cute n delicious orange caramel....yummy o yummy...on seeing your pic my son is ordering me to make this for him :) he like it very much..going to try this today n let u know!!! thanx Kirthi

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  2. Yumm.. beautifully made :) Mouthwatering Kirthi :)

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  3. Seriously flan makes me drool, Triple likes..

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  4. wow, what a beautiful gorgeous color, looks awesome dear :)

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  5. Krithi, I had made Flan before I start my own blog, but I din't like the egg in there.. But ur's tempts me again to make this with orange zest which happens to be one of my fav .. Gorgeous colour indeed

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  6. @Shanavi, you could beat the egg really thin and pale and adding the vanilla essence subsides the egg smell...

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  7. Beautifully made..looks so delicious,locve citris flavor..yum

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  8. Lovely looking orange caramel. Can't resist myself drooling over it.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  9. Very new to me.. looks so tempting and delicious.. thanks for the amazing recipe :)
    Indian Cuisine

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  10. Wowwww... sounds delicious and tempting.. thanks for the awesome recipe.. :)

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  11. Yumm yummm yummy :) You are making me drool in the morning :) I love flan so much :)

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  12. Lovely colour! Recipe is simple and flan looks fabulous!

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  13. Wow..that's a complete delight.Perfect for the season..

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  14. Wow orange flavored flan looks so delish and inviting...

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  15. Looks awesome, I must try this dessert.

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  16. wow...super cute n delicious orange caramel

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  17. Wooo!! simply irrestible dear.. nice clicks as well..

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  18. Delicious ...just so yum n nice pics

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  19. wow... i am sure it tastes so good..... Wonderful clicks!

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  20. I am drooling over this yummy flan of yours.

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  21. so beautiful.........im tempted to make it now itself.............

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  22. Awesomely delicious looking!!! :)
    Anjali
    Spice n Sugar tales
    http://anjali-cooklog.blogspot.com

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  23. so beautiful and super delicious orange flan !!

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  24. so beautiful..came out perfect actually.

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  25. I love custard any time and this flan is looking just perfect... beautifully made.
    www.sunshineandsmile.com

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  26. Stunning orange caramel.love the texture.Thank u very much for sending it to my event.thanks a lot.
    Veg / Fruit a month - Orange

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  27. Wow, lovely orangey caramel, looks so stunning, should I say eye catching, lovely clicks..

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  28. Awesome flan...Its been a long time since I had any of this..Very tasty

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  29. Perfect looking flan. Nice and cool looking one. YUM!.

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  30. I only had plain creme caramel. This looks yummy. Nice Yellow colour.

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  31. omg..this looks so prefect.......yummyyyyyyyyyyyy,,love to follow u

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  32. Flan looks perfect and so delicious..

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  33. wow!this one looks to die for!! melt in mouth types...yum

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  34. That is just beautiful. It's like a dessert made of golden sunshine. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your flan up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/06/sweets-for-saturday-21.html

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  35. oh, this looks soo yummy! simply amazing pics!

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  36. Made this with 3 medium whole eggs. Awesome perfection. Thanks for the recipe.

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