Sunday, November 10, 2013

Bianca's Dominican Style Flan

This flan dish has been made by my mom since I was a kid. It’s a simple custard dessert topped with a soft layer of caramel, popular in the Latin American culinary culture, specifically in my Dominican heritage. This dish has been included in many a holiday and/or birthday party in my family and now you can use it too!


  • 1 1/2 cups of water
  • 6 tbsp of sugar
  • 1 tbsp of raisins
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 can  evaporated milk (12 fl oz.)
  • 1 can condensed milk (14 fl oz.)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 can assorted fruit (optional)

Cooking Utensils

  • Cake mold or Pan
  • Blender
  • Pressure Cooker
  • Aluminum Foil

Cooking Instructions

  1. Pour 1 1/2 cups of water, 6 tbsp of sugar, 1 tbsp of raisins, and 1 tsp of vanilla extract in pan to boil until caramelization (about 25 minutes).
  2. Remove raisins and coat pan with caramel by rotating. Give about 5 minutes to cool.
  3. Pour 1 can of condensed milk, 1 can of evaporated milk, and 3 eggs in blender. Blend ingredients until fully incorporated.
  4. Pour contents into pan with caramel coating.
  5. Cover pan with aluminum foil and fill pressure cooker 3/4 way with water.
  6. Submerge pan in pressure cooker (not completely) and boil for about 40 minutes.
  7. Remove pan and put in fridge overnight.
  8. Carefully turn pan over onto serving plate or dish.
  9. Garnish with your choice of fruit and/or previously used raisins.
  10. Enjoy!

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