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Where should I buy Flan in Queens?

Devi Oct 26, 2008 12:46 PM

Hi, I'm looking to buy an entire flan for a friend's birthday. I'm in Flushing, Queens...any ideas? I'm thinking I would need to go to Corona, Elmhurst or JH...? Much thanks!

  1. Miss Needle Oct 13, 2009 01:55 PM

    I know this is an old post, but I prefer the Filipino style of flan (leche flan) over the Latin American version because it's richer. I've generally gotten it at Krystal's in Woodside.

    1. t
      tabs Oct 28, 2008 02:21 PM

      Devi, I love flan too. It's really simple to make and much better than the stuff you can buy. Honestly. Recipe below is great.

      Servings: Makes 8 servings
      Serving Size: not available
      Nutrition: not available
      Prep Time: 15 minutes
      Cook Time: 55 to 60 minutes
      Total Time: 70 minutes
      3/4 cup sugar
      4 eggs
      1 3/4 cups water
      1 (14-ounce) can EAGLE BRAND® Sweetened Condensed Milk (NOT evaporated milk)
      1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
      1/8 teaspoon salt

      Preheat oven to 350°F. In heavy skillet, over medium-low heat, cook sugar, stirring constantly, until melted and caramel-colored. Pour into 9-inch round dish or baking pan, tilting to coat bottom completely.
      In a medium bowl, beat eggs; stir in water, EAGLE BRAND®, vanilla and salt. Pour over caramelized sugar; set pan in larger pan. Fill larger pan with 1 inch of hot water.
      Bake 55 to 60 minutes or until center is just set (mixture will jiggle). Move dish from larger pan to a wire rack; cool for 1 hour. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.
      To unmold, run a knife around edge and invert onto a large rimmed serving platter.

      1. ammel_99 Oct 28, 2008 12:15 PM

        Try www.cannellepatisserie.com in Elmhurst.
        I know they have individual flans that is not only good but cheap (1.50)!
        Call them and see if they can bake a big one for you.

        1. Jeffsayyes Oct 27, 2008 06:37 PM

          I had great flan at brasillia ville grill in astoria.
          nueva bakery in JH is an obvious choice, but it was just average to me.

          1. w
            Will4Food Oct 27, 2008 11:18 AM

            Pio Pio in Jackson Heights has EXCELLENT flan...I'm sure they would sell you one...

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