Flan de Cafe – Mexican Coffee Flan Recipe

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Preparation time
15 mins
Cooking time
35 mins
Difficulty
Moderate
Serves
6 people
Meal course
Mexican American
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1 cup
Sugar
1 can
12 0z evaporated milk
1 can
14 oz sweetened condensed milk
1 cup
whole milk
5 large
Eggs
1 large
egg yolk
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 tsp
instant coffee dissolved in 1 teaspoon boiling water
1 tablespoons
brandy or rum
Flan de Cafe – Mexican Coffee Flan Recipe

Mmm, flan is probably the most popular of all Mexican desserts, and this coffee-flavored flan, with it’s silky texture, is delicious.  Be sure to warm the pan in the oven; this makes it easier to coat the pan with the caramel.  The flan needs time to firm up in the refrigerator, so prepare it ahead.

  1. Preheat the oven to 200F. Warm a 9 inch round x 2 inch deep cake pan in the oven. In a heavy medium saucepan, cook sugar over medium heat, stirring frequently, until melted and golden brown, 5 to 8 minutes. Quickly pour caramelized sugar syrup into the warm cake pan. Using potholders to protect hands, tip the pan around to coat the bottom and about 1 inch up sides with the caramel syrup. Set aside.
  2. Raise the oven to 325f. In a saucepan, bring about 2 cups of water to a boil. Meanwhile, place in a blender jar the three milks, the eggs, egg yolk, vanilla, coffee, and brandy. Mix on low speed 1 minute until completely mixed and smooth. (If there is too much liquid, blend in 2 batches to prevent overflowing.)
  3. Pour the custard into the caramel-lined pan, set the pan into a large pan, and place them on the middle rack of the oven. Carefully pour boiling water into the larger holding pan to a depth of 1 inch. Bake uncovered, 30 to 35 minutes, or until custard is set and a thin knife blade inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a rack, then refrigerate, covered with plastic, about 8 hours or overnight.
  4. To serve, run a thin knife around the edge of pan between custard and pan. (Press the knife against the pan, not the custard.) Place a deep serving plate with a rim over the pan and invert to unmold the flan. Carefully lift up pan and allow syrup to run over the flan. Cut into wedges and enjoy.