Portuguese Vanilla Flan Recipe (Pudim de Baunilha)

Portuguese Vanilla Flan Recipe (Pudim de Baunilha)
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We love flan and especially Portuguese flan also known in Portugal as Pudim de Baunilha. Soft rich creamy texture topped with sugar that has been perfectly transformed into a yummy caramel. Here is a straight forward Portuguese Flan Recipe (Pudim de Baunilha) that can be prepared in no time. Let’s get to the recipe.

Ingredients for the Caramel In Grams:

  • 100 grams granulated sugar
  • 30 ml spring water

Ingredients for the Caramel In Imperial Units:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons spring water

Ingredients for the Portuguese Flan Custard In Grams:

  • 200 grams granulated sugar
  • 500 grams cream 35% fat (boiled)
  • 300 grams whole milk (boiled)
  • 30 grams spring water
  • 300 grams whole eggs
  • 50 grams egg yolk
  • 8 grams vanilla extract

Ingredients for the Portuguese Flan Custard In Imperial Units:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups cream 35% fat (boiled)
  • 1 1/4 cups of whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons of spring water
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 egg yolks from large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions On How to Make Portuguese Flan?

  1. Start by Preheating the oven to 320°F ( 160°C ) with the oven rack in the middle.

Caramel Topping

  1. Place the 1/2 cup of granulated sugar and water into a medium size saucepan and set stove to medium setting.
  2. Cook the sugar mixture until it begins to turn amber in color, reduce the heat and continue to cook for a minute or so until sugar caramelizes into a light brown color.
  3. Remove saucepan from stove.
  4. Pour some of the caramel into your flan pan or bundt pan.

Custard Flan

  1. In a pot heat the cream and milk together just until they start to boil then reduce heat to low to get the cream and milk mixture hot.
  2. Put 1/2 cup of sugar and water into a medium size saucepan and cook the mixture until it turns golden brown.
  3. Remove the sugar mixture from the stove and gradually add the cream and milk mixture stirring constantly with a whisk until mixture are well combined.
  4. In an other bowl, add the eggs, vanilla extract and remaining 1/2 cup of sugar and whisk by hand until mixture is well combined.
  5. Add the egg mixture to the cream and milk mixture and stir vigorously until both mixtures are well incorporated.
  6. Strain the custard mixture into another bowl.
  7. Fill your flan pans with the custard mixture just till under the rim.
  8. Place the filled flan pan or bundt inside a larger round deep dish pan or roasting pan and fill with hot water until the half way mark of the flan pan.
  9. Place inside oven and bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes. The custard will be set.
  10. Remove from the oven and let your flan cool at room temperature for about an hour.
  11. Refrigerate after cooled for additional 2 hours.
  12. Before serving, remove from fridge and invert onto serving plate.
  13. Cut into wedges and serve.

Portuguese Vanilla Flan Recipe (Pudim de Baunilha)

We love flan and especially Portuguese flan also known in Portugal as Pudim de Baunilha. Soft rich creamy texture topped with sugar that has been perfectly transformed into a yummy caramel. Here is a straight forward Portuguese Flan Recipe (Pudim de Baunilha) that can be prepared in no time. Let’s get to the recipe.

5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Custard, Dessert, Flan
Cuisine Portuguese
Servings 8 pieces
Calories 160 kcal

Ingredients
  

Ingredients for the Caramel In Grams:

  • 100 grams granulated sugar
  • 30 ml spring water

Ingredients for the Caramel In Imperial Units:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons spring water

Ingredients for the Portuguese Flan Custard In Grams:

  • 200 grams granulated sugar
  • 500 grams cream 35% fat boiled
  • 300 grams whole milk boiled
  • 30 grams spring water
  • 300 grams whole eggs
  • 50 grams egg yolk
  • 8 grams vanilla extract

Ingredients for the Portuguese Flan Custard In Imperial Units:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups cream 35% fat boiled
  • 1 1/4 cups of whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons of spring water
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 egg yolks from large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions
 

Instructions On How to Make Portuguese Flan?

  • Start by Preheating the oven to 320°F ( 160°C ) with the oven rack in the middle.

Caramel Topping

  • Place the 1/2 cup of granulated sugar and water into a medium size saucepan and set stove to medium setting.
  • Cook the sugar mixture until it begins to turn amber in color, reduce the heat and continue to cook for a minute or so until sugar caramelizes into a light brown color.
  • Remove saucepan from stove.
  • Pour some of the caramel into your flan pan or bundt pan.

Custard Flan

  • In a pot heat the cream and milk together just until they start to boil then reduce heat to low to get the cream and milk mixture hot.
  • Put 1/2 cup of sugar and water into a medium size saucepan and cook the mixture until it turns golden brown.
  • Remove the sugar mixture from the stove and gradually add the cream and milk mixture stirring constantly with a whisk until mixture are well combined.
  • In an other bowl, add the eggs, vanilla extract and remaining 1/2 cup of sugar and whisk by hand until mixture is well combined.
  • Add the egg mixture to the cream and milk mixture and stir vigorously until both mixtures are well incorporated.
  • Strain the custard mixture into another bowl.
  • Fill your flan pans with the custard mixture just till under the rim.
  • Place the filled flan pan or bundt inside a larger round deep dish pan or roasting pan and fill with hot water until the half way mark of the flan pan.
  • Place inside oven and bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes. The custard will be set.
  • Remove from the oven and let your flan cool at room temperature for about an hour.
  • Refrigerate after cooled for additional 2 hours.
  • Before serving, remove from fridge and invert onto serving plate.
  • Cut into wedges and serve.
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