Flan is one of Mexico's most traditional desserts, starting from when the Spanish invaded the country hundreds of years ago. The recipe below is the classic method of preparing a Mexican flan. The airy, creamy custard has a hint of vanilla flavor, while the sugary caramel on top provides an extra sweet crunch. Flan is a light dessert that can be a good alternative to heavy cakes and pies.
This recipe is an excellent base to use for other custard-style desserts, such as a crème brûlée. You can also add additional ingredients to the flan to give more flavor and texture to the dish. Orange zest, crushed almonds, or a little lemon juice would brighten up the custard and add a little personality to the flan.