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October 09, 2009


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I just tried this recipe today and it is amazing! My husband and I couldn't wait for the ramekins to cool so we just tried one warm with whipped cream and La Serenisima dulce de leche. Yum! Thank you so much for posting it.

The flan is the secret for to conquist your love !
My grandmother said it ..

eh eh eh!!!

That looks awesome! Very tastey I can imagine!

Good work!

I've been checking your site for a while now, and with you bringing up the Flan Spirit I felt I had to make a comment. Originally from Bs. As., I've been in the states for more than 35 years. In our family we make it a point to get together for the Holidays. My wife and I are "stuck" with Memorial Day! We have to cook for about 40 to 70 people, depending on who can come that year. Of course we have the asado, chorizos, empanadas, pizza especial, etc. But for dessert, for the last 15 years, the main one has to be Flan! Of course, we can’t cook them in the little round containers, we use one or two of the large aluminum pans. And 2 of the big pots for all that milk and cream that we have to get to almost boil. And of course I use a very large container to beat the eggs. And the best part is when you have to mix the whole thing. Anyhow, this is one of the few recipes that I’ve seen using cream with the milk. We use 3 parts milk and 1 part heavy cream. It seems to make it thicker and smoother at the same time. The other difference is of the eggs, half of them I use the whole egg, the other half I use only the yolk. And of course, in Argentina’s restaurantes you have the choice of topping with Dulce de Leche or Cream. We actually mix them together. One part Dulce de Leche and 2 parts Heavy Cream and beat them to a solid consistency. Of course, if you made the DdL with condensed milk, we add some vanilla essence, and, when you mix them, make sure you start with little cream to dissolve the dulce first. And by the way, thank you for contributing the nice experiences with the Argentinian family and their surroundings! They seem to be very nice mendocinos! And don’t tell anybody, but I’m soooo happy when there’s Flan leftovers!

Hi Rebecca,

We just returned from our trip to Mendoza, and I laughed reading your post as we visited both Mendoza Plaza Shopping AND Azafran during our trip! I left inspired to make some more empanadas and after seeing this I may just attempt some flan as well. After we detox from 8 days of a steady stream of Malbec and steak of course.. :) Hope that you are well!


Hi Rebecca,
Thank you so much for posting this recipe for flan. It looks heavenly. I hope you don't mind that I "borrowed" you blog link to include in a post I did today for United Nations Day. The focus is on Argentine food and your blog is the ultimate stop for information and recipes. Thank you so much for sharing, Louise

Oh, I love Flan, I could eat it for all my meals!! We made an orange one for a New Years dinner last year, it was from an Argentina cookbook and it was fantastic!

Rebe muy rico tu flan! viene bien en los dìas de calor,muy bueno, saludos desde Bowen Mza. Florencia

Delicious! I make flan here regularly, for it's one of my favourite desserts. Flan topped with dulce de leche, what more can one want upon arriving in Argentina after a long flight? ahhh, yes, to kiss the family "hello"! :o)
When I read your introduction, I couldn't help laughing. Very nice post!

I've been wanted to make flan for a very long time. Your post makes me want to taste flan in Mendoza. ;-)


I am so glad you have posted this recipe. I have never made flan. I've looked at recipes and just haven't taken the effort, I think I've always wanted a recommendation on a recipe that works.

I'll give this a try.

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