If you love creamy desserts, then you must try making Air Fryer Flan. This traditional Spanish custard dessert is made with eggs, milk, sugar and just a hint of vanilla for a delicious flavor.
What is Air Fryer Flan?
Air Fryer Flan is an alternative method of preparing classic custard-based flan desserts. Instead of using a traditional oven to bake the flan, an air fryer is used to cook the ingredients in a healthier way that cuts down on fat and calories while maintaining the same great taste.
How does an Air Fryer work to make Flan?
An air fryer works by circulating hot air all around the contents of its cooking basket, which helps evenly distribute heat for faster and more efficient cooking. This hot air also browns and crisps up the surface of food items like flan in a similar way to how an oven would but without needing additional oil or butter.
What specific ingredients do I need to make Air Fryer Flan?
You will need milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla extract (optional) to make Air Fryer Flan. The ingredients must be combined into a smooth custard mixture before being poured into a baking pan or dish that is suitable for use with an air fryer.
Can I substitute any ingredients if I don’t have all the components of traditional Flan?
Yes, you can easily substitute some of the components such as swapping out whole milk for skimmed milk or substituting plain sugar with other types of sweeteners like honey or agave syrup.
What kind of pan should I use to bake an Air Fryer Flan?
You should use either a small cake pan or springform pan that is specifically designed for use with an air fryer. Make sure it fits comfortably inside your device before beginning so that your flan cooks evenly throughout.
Is it possible to make multiple batches in one sitting with an Air fryer?
Yes, you can easily make multiple batches in one go by doubling or tripling your recipe depending on your air fryer’s capacity. However, it’s important that you evenly space out each portion so that they all receive equal amounts of heat from the device’s circulation system during cooking.
- 2 cups Whole milk
- ½ cup White sugar (+ ⅔ cup of granulated white sugar)
- ¼ cup Water + 1 cup for the bain-marie
- 4 4 large eggs
- 1 egg yolk
Start by whisking the eggs and sugar together.
Once combined pour the milk into in and whisk it together.
Get a sieve and strain the mixture into a separate bowl.
Create a caramel by gently melting the ⅔ cup of sugar and ¼ cup of water in a saucepan over medium-low heat for 5-7 minutes – until it turns golden brown.
Pour and spread the caramel evenly into 4 ramekins. Let it cool for 10 minutes
Pour the custard mixture into each ramekin, and make sure that it covers the caramel leave about 2 cm from the top.
Cover with foil and place in a a pyrex/ cake tin – large enough for alll four ramekins and small enough to fit in your air fryer.
Important: take the air fryer tray out from the air fryer draw – you want to lower it so the ramekins do not touch the element.
Pour water into the pyrex so that it comes up to a third of the height of ramekins
Cook the flan in the preheated air fryer on for 50 minutes.
Cool in the fridge fpr 10 mins
When you want to serve, place in a bed of hot water for 10 minutes to soften the caramel on top of the flan.
After 10 minute, run a knife around the sides of ramekins turn onto plate and enjoy.