Thursday, July 14, 2011

Coffee Flan

Updating my blog today after what seems like ages. I wanted to give my blog a whole new look after this long break, so changed the template. Hope you will like it. Beginning to blog again with a dessert today. As they say, "Kuch meetha ho jaye?" ;)

This easy recipe is a variation on the classic Spanish Vanilla Custard called "Flan" in Spanish. Coffee gives this flan a beautiful rich texture, making it a perfect dessert to enjoy in summers. A new way to consume coffee besides Cold Coffee. This recipe was shared by a friend. I'll post the recipe and the video link too. It's a must, must, must try dessert! 

For caramel:
Caster sugar 150 grams
Water 4 tbsp

For Flan:
Sweetened condensed milk 400 ml. (I used 3/4 cup, you can add according to your taste)
Milk 1 cup
Cream 8 oz (I used 1 packet of Olpers)
Cinnamon stick 1
Cardamom pods 2 
Instant coffee 2 tbsp dissolved in a tbsp of water
Eggs 5 (room temperature)
Vanilla essence 1 tsp

Preheat oven to 160C / 315F / Gas mark 2.5

For Caramel: 

  1. Put Sugar in hot pan on medium high heat add water.
  2. Allow mixture to slowly turn into brown in color, it takes a few minutes, stir occassionaly with a wooden spoon.
  3. As soon as it begins to caramelize keep stirring. When it is golden brown remove from heat. 
  4. Pour the caramel to your flan dish or in your individual small cups.

For Flan: 

  1. Add milk and cream to the warm saucepan on medium high heat, add condensed milk, vanilla essence, dissolved coffee, cinnamon stick, cardamom pods, stir till well combined. 
  2. Allow it to come to a boil, then remove from heat. Let it steep for a few minutes to infuse flavours.
  3. Now in a separate bowl briefly whisk the eggs, and slowly add small amount of coffee sauce to the whisked eggs, and keep whisking, add remaining sauce and mix it well.
  4. When well combined, strain the coffee sauce through sieve into a clean bowl.
  5. Now take a big baking pan or a deep roaster pan put a kitchen towel in it and your flan dish. Now pour coffee sauce over your caramel.
  6. Now fill the deep pan with hot water about a third full this is called a "Bain Marie" (cooking in a water bath) this prevents overheating or burning...put tray in the oven...and bake for 15-20 mins...or until set. (gently shake flan dish to check they have set) remove from oven.
  7. Allow it to cool completely on room temperature, then refrigerate for few hours. 
  8. Serve chilled. You can also serve it with whipped cream.

Do give a try to this recipe and give me your feedback about both the recipe and new template of my blog. 

If you are a visual learner: Check out this video - How To Make Coffee Flan


  1. Whoo-hah!! :D This looks divine. Good job. Will ask my mommy to try it! ;-)

    p.s. cute template. :)

  2. Thank you, Verda! :D
    You can make it too, its so simple ;)

  3. that look sooo tempting!
    il try it for sure iA.
    awesome pic btw

  4. n m so happy tht u r back btw! lovely tempting template as well ;)




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