Flan Adrianne Salmon
Because this is my last cultural blog post for the semester, I would like to end it how I ended almost every meal in Spain – with flan. Flan is a sweet [egg-based] custard treat, coated with a creamy caramel sauce and occasionally topped with chocolate.
If you have never had flan, it is most similar to crème brûlée, without the crunchy sugar coating and typically served cold. If you have never had either, what are you waiting for?!
Ever since I left Spain, I’ve been craving flan. I have bought the Jell-O brand from grocery-store dairy sections, which is good, but nothing seems to match up to some of the gourmet flans I had while abroad.
I knew it wouldn’t be easy to make, so I decided to search on Youtube for tutorials on how to make flan. I based my choice off of amount of views and comments that previous users have made – and it was a success!
The video linked below features a Filipina woman but it doesn’t denote Spain as the origin of flan. Take a look and try it out – it’s much easier than I thought, just make sure you follow her instructions and use the right ingredients!