For The Love Of Flan
Flan is easily the most popular latin dessert. For Latin Americans, the love of flan is carried in our genes and in our blood. In fact, I dare you to find another dessert that is equally loved across all Latin America. You won’t.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the delicious dessert, it’s a rich creamy custard covered in melted caramel. (It’s often confused for the French dessert, crème brûlée, which is a custard topped with a hardened caramelized sugar layer.)
Although, latin flan does have regional variations depending on the country, the base is always the same: eggs, milk, sugar.
The origin of flan can be traced back to the Roman Empire. The Romans were the first to domesticate chickens and found themselves with an abundance of eggs, so they started creating new egg-based recipes. Among them, flan.
Back then, flan was a savory dish rather than a sweet dessert, and was made with ingredients like eel and pepper. It wasn’t until later that they started making it with the first known sweetener, honey.
As the Romans started conquering Europe, they brought their culture and recipes to newly conquered lands. The Spaniards were the first to adapt the recipe and started topping it with caramel sauce. During the Spanish conquest, the Spaniards brought flan to Mexico and the rest of Latin America - and the rest they say is history!
Every baker claims they make the best flan, and we’re no different. We think our flan is the best in town! Next time you’re craving something sweet, come in and try it!
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