Do you like flan?… I absolutely love it! It’s been my favorite dessert since childhood and I’ve always been so curious about how it’s made.
If you don’t know what FLAN is, it’s a sweet & creamy custard that’s made with eggs & milk… and it. is. divine.
I stumbled on this delicious recipe last November when one of my aunts shared it on Facebook. It caught my attention because I was pondering what desserts to make for Thanksgiving… and when I saw this flan, it just made perfect sense!
I had never attempted to make flan before so it was long overdue – especially since I’m on a mission to fill my life with all the things I love; and learning how to make it myself is a part of the process that helps me enjoy life even more.
The recipe seemed easy enough so I tested it out on Thanksgiving Day and the flan came out PERFECTLY. It was, honestly, the best flan I had ever tasted!
You know how some flans are thick and heavy? Or when you’re done eating it, you can’t move? Well, this flan isn’t like that. It has the texture that I love – a soft custard that melts in your mouth – with just the right amount of sweetness to satisfy your sweet tooth. It’s sooooo good!
I’ve made it a few times since Thanksgiving and it’s always gone in a flash. So having learned that the original recipe never yields enough for us, I always double it whenever I make it now.
Last night I had the opportunity to make it again when my mom, dad, sister, and brother all came over to spend the evening at my house. We all try our best to get together at least once a week – that way my kids get to spend time with their grandparents, aunt, and uncle on a regular basis. And I also get some much needed time to catch up with my mom, dad, and my siblings.
Family time is treasured time… and I’m always so glad when we get the opportunity to sit around and talk, sing worship songs, eat together, and laugh with one another. I truly cherish these family-date-nights and I look forward to it all week long.
Usually we’re all so exhausted at the end of the week that we order-in or make a quick and simple meal, but not this week! Ash had the day off so I took full advantage of that and made a Thai-inspired, Coconut Curry & Lime Shrimp Soup… and we made FLAN as our dessert.
I tried my best to snap some pictures of us making the flan to show you all how easy it is to make & how delectable it looks when it’s finished baking! It tastes as good as it looks, believe me…
Kari wanted to help us… and we jumped at the opportunity to let her help. I love it when my kids get involved and show interest in cooking and cleaning and all the other everyday tasks that we do as parents. This is how they learn and get comfortable with one day doing it themselves!
Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
You can find the original recipe and directions here.
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