By the time you read this I will be sunning and resting in beautiful St Maarten. We will be staying on the Dutch side of the island. Last time I was there was about 20 years ago and I am so looking forward to food, rest and more food.  When I return I will be commenting and reading all your posts.

I leave you this recipe of my flan. When plating,  it was so beautiful and silky that I had to find a special garnish for it.  Great for St. Valentines Day.

FLAN-TORTA DE RICOTTA 008 Ingredients:

1 – 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 – 12 oz can evaporated milk
14 oz whole milk
8 eggs
2 tablespoons vanilla extract

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.

Caramel:  In a small pan, (teflon coated) add a cup of sugar and heat until it begins to dissolve. Shake the pan slightly (do not stir) until all the sugar has melted. Increase the flame and let the sugar bubble and color. Pour the caramel into the mold and quickly turn it around in all directions to coat mold.

Flan: Beat all the above ingredients well.  Use a strainer when ready to pour into caramel prepared mold.  Place mold into large pan and fill with hot water (Bain-marie) cook for about 45 minutes or until  you insert a toothpick into the flan and it comes out clean.
FLAN 2 003

This was cut out from original flan. I just wanted to photograph an individual serving.

FLAN 2 008


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  1. Joan Nova says:

    This is the prettiest flan I’ve ever seen! I pinned the top photo on pinterest. I think the individual flans is really a sweet idea for a Valentine.

  2. Lea Ann says:

    What a beautiful presentation! Have a great vacation.

  3. Oh là là !!!! So pretty…!!!! The problem is I would eat all the hearts locked in the toilette..Who needs a Valentine? ;D

  4. bellini says:

    Your fly is just gorgeous Norma. I’ll bet it tastes just as wonderful. Enjoy your trip!!!! Relax, put your feet up and EAT!!!!!

  5. jdubs says:

    beautiful! flan is one of my favorite desserts ever and i’ve tried to make it before but totally failed… but will try your recipe with hopefully better success next time!

  6. Katie says:

    What fabulous presentation! I love the individual servings too. You’re right about this being perfect for Valentine’s Day. Have a fantastic time on your trip. “See” you when you return!

  7. Joanne Ozug says:

    Your flan is flawless!!! Love the heart shape too. PS I found like 5 of your comments in my spam folder!!! In my Wednesday Post when I was talking about finding some of my friend food bloggers in spam, yes, you were one of them! Hopefully it’s fixed now =)

  8. Gina Guarnaccia says:

    I’m so glad i got you meet you and your hubby and friends. Great Energy!!!
    As soon as i finish superbowl i’m trying your Puerto Rican Pot Roast!!! Yum.Gina

  9. Nydia says:

    Looks so romantic, so beautiful, so Saint Valentine’s.
    Enjoy your vacation…!!!

  10. Kelly says:

    WOW! This flan looks great and the presentation is beautiful!!

  11. Oh wow, enjoy your well deserved holiday. Hope all is mended and everyone is well. The carribean is so gorgeous, I have NO doubt you’ll have a blast. Stay well

  12. noobcook says:

    what a pretty dessert. happy vacation!

  13. I think you outdid yourself with this one. Every photo is winning and I could nearly taste the richness through the screen. hope you’re having fun.

  14. Mary says:

    How gorgeous. You’ve set a standard that the rest of us will find hard to follow. This is really lovely and I’m sure it is as delicious as it is beautiful. I hope you have a great weekend. Blessings…Mary

  15. What a glorious looking flan! That first photo is seriously droolworthy! Have a wonderful holiday!

  16. Erica says:

    I love flan and this one looks amazing,Norma! This is my favorite dessert!

  17. Victoria says:

    Norma, you did a lovely job decorating this flan! It’s really so pretty, perfect for Valentine’s Day 🙂

  18. Splendid! What a beauty. The texture is perfect.



  19. Mary says:

    This is so beautifully presented. You have an artists eye when it comes to displaying the food you make. This is perfect for Valentines day. Enjoy your holiday. Blessings…Mary

  20. Núria says:

    What an amazing, beautiful, awesome, delicious, fantastic first picture!!! In summary… what a FLAN! All men are going to fell to your feet, I bet. ;D

  21. This is a wonderful recipe, and absolutely stunning photos! New to your blog and am really enjoying your recipes.

  22. Wow this flan is really wonderful in presentation and texture 🙂
    Hope you’ve had a great vacation!!



  23. Ben says:

    What a beautiful flan! Have a great time on your vacation. Abrazos!

  24. joanne says:

    OMG LUCKY. Have fun! What a gorgeous flan…looks amazing.

  25. This is simply delicious by just looking at it….My valentine best be this creative! Hope you are relaxing and enjoying yourself!

  26. Natalie says:

    Norma this flan looks so delicious! I love how adorable it is in the shape of a heart! I have to make this soon I love tres leeches and flan so it is a perfect dessert!

  27. Jannette says:

    i loved flan. your the best amazing photos its look so yummy promise 🙂
    perfect for my valentines 🙂

  28. Reeni says:

    That is one gorgeous flan Norma! Completely irresistible. I hope you had a wonderful vacation! Your comments came through fine – thanks!

  29. meganpires says:

    That is one beautiful flan!!! Great garnish. I love the individual serving too. Wish it was mine! 😉
    Have a great time and get plenty of R&R.

  30. delicio8 says:

    Beautiful!!!! It looks so rich and yummy…

  31. DessertFan says:

    Flan is so tough to do well. Looks like you did a great job! I’ve given up trying to make great flan myself. I just order from Flan King (www.flan-king.com) and my family loves it. They have a number of great flavors including chocolate, coffee, banana, marble, etc. I think there’s still a discount code for 10% off ( GS3255 ) if you want to try it some time.

  32. WSW says:

    This is my all time most favorite dessert ever! Who knew it was so easy to make? You have made my day.

  33. magicofspice says:

    What a stunning flan! Just beautiful 🙂

  34. Pretty, pretty flan!! Me encanta! Y el molde de corazon le da un toque precioso!

  35. I love flan. All types. Yours looks so lovely.

  36. Lori Lynn says:

    Norma – this is fabulous! So glad we are Team 3 together! YAY for our (secret) theme.

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  39. Renee Lalane says:

    I love your photography and especially love the heart shape!

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