notes on making the dulce de leche flan

  • the water has to be boiling; you should be able to hear the water roiling
  • the dish with the flan (so the water from the steam does not get into the flan) and the dish with the water (to keep heat in, bake faster?) must be covered individually with foil
  • it does take about 3 hours(!) at 325 deg F; recipe indicated 45 mins–this was not enough to set the flan
  • next time i will put the bain-marie lower rack of the oven, then maybe it will not take 2-3 hours to bake?
  • this argentine recipe is very sweet compared to the filipino one; and it needs to cool for 3 hours to 2 days?!
  • it is not flawless but i think it is edible
  • run the knife along side of dish to loosen flan before it cools; and the caramel is still liquid hot


more dulce de leche than flan

    a new year’s feast, Day 1

    10:08 AM Just got home from work. Was at the grocery store to get what I need for my 2012 New Year’s Feast.

    The menu for my feast is:

    Braised Mustard Greens/Broccoli Rabe with Garlic

    Potatoes with Peppers and Chorizo

    Bacalao Guisado


    Dulce de Leche Flan

    Am also cleaning and tidying my house for the Brand New Year. Am starting today.

    I am off from work today and Monday next week, so got lots of time to prepare for the First day of 2012 and a day to rest from all the preparations.

    11:50 AM I think I will make the Potatoes with Peppers and Chorizo sometime today.

    The salted fish (uga) is in a bowl of water; I need it soaking to get some of the salt off–8 hours & change water about 3 times.

    Kitchen is all spiffy. Living room and foyer next.