Feb 17, 2013

Eggless Flan with Caramel sauce for Valentine's Day

Ever since Amy extended the deadline for the agar agar contest, I had been meaning to make this dish.
But life happened, and then it was V-Day time, so I decided to combine both events with one dish.
Eggless Flan
Because  my daughter loves this flan, I let her garnish her portion. This is what she came up with:
Eggless Flan with Caramel Sauce
 Anybody else think that this looks like a crime scene where some psychopath murdered poor Mr.Teddy and streaked his blood all around?

After seeing that, I decided to just top my portion with the sauce:

  • evaporated milk, unsweetened - 3 cups
  • agar agar / china grass, powdered - 2 tbsp
  • salt - just a pinch
  • brown sugar - 1 tbsp
  • caramel sauce, for garnish
  1. In a bowl, take 2 tbsps of the evaporated milk and mix the agar agar , brown sugar and salt well.
  2. Heat the remaining evaporated milk in a heavy bottomed sauce pan, until thoroughly warm.
  3. Now, pour the agar agar mixture in and stir to combine.
  4. Bring this to a boil and let it stay at a rolling boil for 1 minute. 
  5. Pour this mixture into moulds and let it cool on the counter top. 
  6. When moulds are cool to the touch, refrigerate for 3-4 hours.
  7. To unmold, keep the mold in a bowl of warm water for about a minute. Then, run a butter knife around the edges of the flan. With a plate on top, invert the assembly in one fluid motion.
  8. Garnish with caramel sauce and serve.
  1. The mixture from step 1 needs to be lump-free. Run it through a sieve, if needed.
  2. Boiling the mixture long enough is pivotal to the gelling process.
  3. If you are using agar agar flakes (like I did), powder it in the mixer before proceeding with the recipe.
Linking to Agar Agar Recipe contest sponsored by Marine Chemicals , Kochi. www.indiaagar.com hosted at Food Corner’


  1. wow... beautiful idea... definitely would try... glad to follow u... :)

  2. Love the one with the passionflowers and butterfly. Looks like a neat event.
    sesame seeds
    fennel seeds

  3. this is so cute and looks so delicious....
    Thanks for sharing with the event & Good luck with your entry!


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