Egg-Free Delights: Crafting Creamy Caramel Bliss – A Fake Flan Recipe

Flan, with its smooth texture, sweet flavor, and golden caramel, is a beloved classic dessert. However, for those with food allergies or dietary restrictions that include eggs, enjoying traditional flan can be a challenge.

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But fret not, we have the perfect solution: “Falso Flan” (Fake Flan). This dessert earns its name because, unlike traditional flan, it doesn’t contain any eggs in its preparation.

It’s a simple and budget-friendly alternative that can be enjoyed by everyone. Today, we’ll show you how to prepare this delicious and creamy faux flan that will tantalize your taste buds without compromising your dietary needs.

How to Prepare Falso Flan

To make this delicious dessert, you’ll need:


  • 1 liter of Milk
  • 125g of Sugar
  • 110g of Cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon of Vanilla Essence
  • 1 teaspoon of Lemon Zest

For the Caramel:

  • 1 cup of Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of Water


Let’s start with the caramel:

  1. Place the sugar in a large pan over medium heat.
  2. Add a teaspoon of water and mix well.
  3. Cook the sugar without stirring for a few minutes until it melts and turns golden. Be attentive to prevent it from burning.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat once the caramel has a uniform golden color.
  5. Quickly pour the hot caramel into the bottom of individual flan molds or a large mold. Tilt the molds to ensure the caramel covers the bottoms and sides evenly. Allow it to cool.

For the Flan:

  1. In a large pot, heat the milk over medium heat until it’s warm but not boiling. Add the vanilla essence and lemon zest, and mix well.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the cornstarch with a bit of cold milk to create a smooth paste.
  3. Add the cornstarch mixture to the warm milk and stir constantly until the mixture thickens and reaches a custard-like consistency. This should take approximately 5-7 minutes.
  4. Remove the pot from the heat and pour the mixture over the caramel in the flan molds.
  5. Let it cool to room temperature for a few minutes, then refrigerate for at least 4 hours or until it sets completely.
  6. To unmold, run a knife around the edges of the flan to loosen it from the mold.
  7. Place a plate over the mold and quickly flip it to release the flan, with the caramel on top.

Optional: You can garnish your faux flan with fresh fruits, whipped cream, or crushed nuts if desired.

Now that you’ve learned how to make this exquisite eggless faux flan, you can delight everyone in your family or group of friends, even those with dietary restrictions. This creamy and delicious dessert is sure to become a favorite in your culinary repertoire. Enjoy!

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