I am pretty proud of this one. This was my first time making flan and the internet could really freak you out about overcooking it and making sweet scrambled eggs. I read all the tips and tricks and settled on a simple recipe and checked on the flan every 5 mins to not overcook it. Besides the excessive checking and worrying – making flan is surprisingly easy. Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures of the first few steps. I made one large flan in a 9 inch pan but you can use ramekins also just cut down the cooking time. Do not use a cheesecake or tart pan with removable sides or bottoms as the filling will leak out and you will get flan water.
This is a cake you can get creative with. You can fill it with anything. I had leftover whipping cream and dulce de leche (my husband thought it prudent to buy a kilo of it at Costco). But whipped cream and jam, nutella, etc they all work. You can also frost the top too if desired.
So what do you do when you love tiramisu and you love chocolate? Eat both of course! But if you don’t have the room the other option is to make this chocolate tiramisu. Adapted from the Lindt Chocolate cookbook. This is a long recipe so I did it in two steps. I made the cake the night before and then did the filling and assembled it the next morning.