Flan De Cafe

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 8-10




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place sugar in a heavy skillet and melt over med-low heat until golden. Do not stir the sugar, but you can swirl it in the pan to avoid burning.
  • Optional: once sugar is almost completely melted, add 1 tsp grated orange zest and continue swirling until thoroughly incorporated.
  • Pour caramel into a 9 x 2 inch cake pan and swirl until bottom is covered. Careful, the pan will get hot immediately, so use a potholder. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the warm water and the instant coffee. Mix well.
  • Add the milks and the eggs, whisking to combine thoroughly.
  • Strain over the caramel in the prepared pan. The caramel will make a cracking sound, no worries! Cover loosely with aluminum foil.
  • Place a dishtowel or washcloth in the bottom of a pan large enough to hold the flan pan. Carefully place the flan pan over the towel. Add very hot or boiling water to the outer pan, to a level about halfway up the flan pan.
  • TIP: To avoid sloshing boiling water, place the pans in the oven FIRST, then add the boiling water.
  • Bake for 1 hour, then remove from oven. Let the flan cool to room temp in the water bath.
  • Refrigerate the flan until ready to serve. It is much better if made 24 hours in advance.
  • To serve, run a sharp knife around the edge of the flan, then place a large RIMMED plate over the flan pan and invert until the flan lets loose and all the caramel flows out. Cut in wedges, garnish with whipped cream and serve.