What is Flan?

Flan is most often referring to a custard like pudding though in some regions it is used a s the name for a pastry with a custard like filling. Traditional flan is made with milk, eggs and sugar. It is cooked in a water bath to prevent scorching of the pudding base while the sugars on the surface caramelize. The flan can also be accented with fruit for added flavor and it can be served warm or cold.