How to make Cuban Cheese Flan
I can’t believe that for most of my life I couldn’t even look at flan let alone try it because of the texture. I was a very picky eater growing up but when it came to desserts I was one hundred times worse. Thankfully that has changed and I feel that for the first time I am rediscovering my palette with all of these Cuban delicacies. I want to share with you this super simple and extremely delicious recipe for Cuban Cheese Flan. Once you do make flan please share it to your social media and tag us @nathaliemarieskin
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
1 can of evaporated milk
1 cup of white sugar
1 package of cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
High Speed Blender
(2) Deep Dishes
Silicone or wood stirring spoon
1.) Pre-heat your oven to 350 F. If your oven has a conventional option then please use it if not the flan will not bake properly and evenly. If you don’t have the conventional option then please grab a larger pan than the one that you will use for the flan. Fill that pan with water, midway and set it aside. Doing this step will ensure that you achieve the perfect texture for your flan. This step is known as baño Maria.
2.) Set all of your ingredients out and let your cream cheese soften so it will be at room temperature.
3.) Grab a cooking pot and add 1 cup of sugar to the pot
4.) Bring the temperature to medium heat
5.) Stay next to the pot and continuously stir the pot. Sugar burns easily so it is important that you continuously stir the sugar until the sugar is completely melted and a light caramel colored is achieved. If the color turns dark then toss it out because the sugar has now burned and will not taste good. Do not let the syrup get cold or it will harden.
4.) In a high speed blender add the eggs, vanilla, cream cheese (must be room temperature) , condensed milk, evaporated milk and blend until smooth
5.) Grab a glass pie plate and pour the syrup covering the whole plate in about an inch of syrup. Also cover all of the sides of the pie plate with the syrup that way it’ll be easier to cut the flan.
6.) Grab the pan that is filled with water and place the flan pan inside of it and center it. Then place the flan in the middle rack of the oven and cook for about 1 hour to 1 hour & 20 minutes. Regularly check the flan. You’ll know the flan is ready when you grab a knife, cut the flan and the knife comes back clean with no residue. *My flan usually takes an 1 and 20 minutes to cook.
7.) Chill the flan in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours preferably overnight
8.) Cut yourself a slice and enjoy this cheesy Cuban deliciousness. You can thank me a later!
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Tip: When it comes to cleaning the pot where the syrup was made add lots of water to the pot and boil it. When you do this the sugar melts right off saving you time in the kitchen.