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Crema Volteada (Creamy Peruvian Flan)


“Crema Volteada” is the Peruvian model of the flan. It’s straight translated to upside-down cream and it’s fairly correct. The recipe has its origin in Spain and as years glided by it was tailored to this model. The crema volteada recipe has evaporated and condensed milk making it additional easy. I’ll additionally provide you with all the information you’ll want to obtain it completely. It’s very easy to make and when you get the dangle of it you’ll make it nonstop.

About Crema Volteada

The primary time I made this recipe I used particular person pans as a substitute of a big one. I nonetheless like that means of serving it however now I may give you each choices. If you wish to see how the crema volteada is made and the right way to prepare dinner it in particular person pans you may see the video beneath. The one distinction is that particular person pans don’t have to prepare dinner in a bain-marie and take 40-45min to be prepared whereas the massive pan wants a bain-marie and cooks for 1 hour.

What I really like about this recipe is how creamy it’s. There’s nothing that stresses me greater than a crema volteada crammed with bubbles, it offers me the creeps. Then again, when there aren’t any bubbles you are feeling prefer it’s melting in your mouth. Additionally, you will love this crème brûlée recipe that has an identical texture, it has that creamy scrumptious texture as properly.

Caramel choices

Should you’re making particular person pans you may simply pour the caramel on the bottom in a skinny layer. Earlier than turning them for serving you simply must run a skinny knife across the edge pan to unstick them. Should you’re utilizing a big rectangular pan then you may have two choices. The primary is to pour caramel to the bottom solely or make it go up the edges as properly. In an oblong pan, it’s additionally fairly simple to run a skinny knife across the crema volteada to unmould. Nevertheless, in a spherical pan, it’s tougher to do that. You may wish to even have caramel up the edges for straightforward unmoulding.

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The trick to cowl the edges with caramel is to preheat the pan within the oven or on the range at a low temperature. This fashion the caramel will last more in a liquid kind supplying you with extra time to swirl it round. Additionally, in case you see stable caramel caught to the pan after unmoulding, it’s regular. You’ll be able to pour a little bit of boiling water on it and dissolve it. This you may add to the remainder of the sauce.

Creamy Peruvian Crema Volteada


Course: Dessert

Delicacies: Medium

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook dinner Time: 40 minutes

Complete Time: 1 hour

Servings: 9 particular person parts or a 22x11cm /8x4in pan

Writer: Lorena Salinas from Cravings Journal


For the crema volteada

  • 400 g evaporated milk
  • 400 g condensed milk
  • 3 entire eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence


For the caramel

  • Unfold out a skinny layer of sugar on a pan over medium warmth. Because it melts sprinkle one other skinny layer of sugar on prime till you’ve used up all of the sugar within the recipe.

  • Flip the pan flippantly to assist the caramel end to soften however don’t use any utensil to combine like a spatula or spoon or the caramel will crystalize. If it turns too darkish or begins to smoke it implies that it’s means too sizzling. *TIP* Many individuals inform me that their caramel normally seems too darkish. If it’s your first time making a direct caramel then attempt to use a light-weight colored pan so you may clearly see the evolution in color. 

  • Should you’re utilizing particular person pans pour a skinny layer of caramel on the backside of every pan. Should you’re utilizing a big pan you may pour the caramel on the underside after which run a skinny knife across the edge for unmoulding or slightly unfold the caramel on the underside and up the edges (as excessive as you may) for a straightforward unmoulding. Should you’re going for this final possibility the pan must be sizzling both from preheating within the oven or on a range on actually low warmth. Seize the pan utilizing a thick kitchen material or glove and switch it so the caramel covers the edges and backside. No matter selection you make you want the caramel and pan want to chill down fully earlier than filling it.

For the crema volteada

  • Combine all the pieces with a whisk gently. Don’t get too excited otherwise you’ll insert air into the combination and the ultimate product.

  • Move the combination by way of a colander or sieve 3 instances to catch any bits of egg that will not dissolve and will have an effect on the feel. The final time pour it by way of the colander and right into a jar so you may fill the pans or pan.

  • Should you’re utilizing particular person pans depart 5mm free on the prime because it exxpands a bit within the oven. Use one thing skinny like a skewer to slowly transfer the combination contained in the pans. This may make the bubbles float to the highest.

  • It goes right into a preheated oven at 130C / 266F for 45min within the small pans or 1 hour for the massive pan. The small pans do not want a bain-marie however the massive one does so make certain it goes into an oven tray with boiling water. You recognize it is prepared when it has a gelatinous texture while you transfer it softly and no liquidy sections. Do not overcook it although otherwise you’ll unfastened the creamy texture. As soon as prepared let it come to room temperature and place within the fridge for not less than 4 hours.

  • Should you did not unfold caramel to the edges then run a skinny knife across the edge to unstick the crema volteada. Flip the pan or pans upside onto their ultimate plate; you will not be capable to transfer it afterwards.

  • Serve the crema volteada chilly or at room temperature.


The normal pan that’s used for this recipe is a kind of massive aluminium bundt cake spherical pans with a gap within the heart. If you wish to use that for this recipe you’ll want to multiply the recipe by 2.

crema volteada
crema volteada




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