Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Desserts & Drinks)

Mini Custard Flans Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 4

190 g

1/4 teaspoon

1 teaspoon



Custard mixture

250 g



1 teaspoon

1/2 teaspoon


Cream of tartar

Lemon zest to serve (optional)

Whipped cream to serve (optional)




Egg yolks


Lemon zest

Vanilla essence

Method :
  • Combine 3/4 cup of sugar and cream of tartar in a saucepan. Simmer over low heat, without stirring, until sugar melts completely and forms a thin brown syrup, 15-20 minutes. When sugar has completely melted, divide equally between small muffin cups or flan molds.

  • Spoon just enough sugar mixture to cover the bottoms of each container. Let stand until sugar hardens, about 1 minute.

  • To make the custard mixture, whish the sugar, egg yolks and eggs. Strain into a bowl. Add the lemon zest and vanilla essence and blend well. Set aside.

  • Divide the custard mixture equally between the muffin cups or flan molds, pouring the custard mixture over the hardened sugar mixture.

  • Place the muffin cups or flan molds in a steamer above a pan of boiling water. Cover with a tight fitting lid and steam over low heat for 10 minutes, or until firm, making sure the water does not enter the bolds.

  • Remove from the heat and set aside to cool slightly. Run a knife gently around the edges of the molds to loosen the flans.

  • Invert onto a serving platter. Serve with lemon zest and whipped cream, if desired.

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