Every time I visit my parents in Portugal I end up coming home with a load of recipe magazines. Some people might call it an addiction, some might but not me 🙂 I was flipping through the magazines looking for a pudding to take with me to a BBQ this weekend, I wanted something a bit different, a bit Portuguese. I found something called pudim de laranja or orange flan.
Intrigued I read the recipe and noticed it was only 3 ingredients and I thought I’d give it a try.
I have to say that I wasn’t completely convinced about the orange flan recipe. It’s in Portuguese and after reading the recipe about a dozen times to make sure that I was translating it correctly. I had just made a flan so I new that the eggs would be what gave the recipe it’s shape. This orange flan recipe only called for 4 eggs (the other flan I made used 12 eggs!) which seemed odd to me but hey who am I to question a recipe.
The orange flan recipe was super easy- all you need to do is make some caramel and poured it into the round baking tin. I combined the eggs and sugar and mixed them well. You then add the orange juice to the egg & sugar mixture, poured it all into the pan with the caramel. Place the mixture into a bain marie and baked for 1 hour at 170ºc. I had to let it cool before before I could turn it out into a plate. The wait almost killed me!
So did the orange flan turn out OK?? What do you think…
hmmm not a great success! I’ll be trying it again but I think I’m going to make it with more egg or maybe 1/2 orange juice and 1/2 milk/condensed milk. I’ll keep you posted!