Crème Caramel (Flan) | Basics with Babish (feat. Dominique Ansel)

Avaldati 8 apr 2021
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This week, renowned pastry chef and Cronut®-inventor Dominique Ansel joins me in the kitchen to show me how to make a custardy classic: crème caramel, also known as flan. I've always been intimidated by the dish, so being taught by one of the greatest bakers in the world should help me make something edible!
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  • c h e f m a n

  • mmm, leche flan. haven't had some in a long while

  • 오... 맛있겠다 할만해보이는데 해볼까(망함)

  • Hope I'm not being rude but the title card has a typo, Dominique's name is misspelled.

  • In the brazil this is named "Pudim"

  • Dominique is a great teacher, just him saying "It's very simple" is so reassuring

  • women who get manicures are more man than men who don't get manicures. learn something new everyday


  • Looks a little overcooked.

  • That js called letche flan in the piliphinnes

  • Leche flan

  • Would the caramel harden if you leave it over night. Then the next night try to take it out

  • we just call this pudding

  • "why are they afraid of so called "cristalization" I said, sealing my fate into impending rock hard doom.

  • Babish FLANgirling? i love to see it

  • French version of the filipino leche flan

  • Was the oven medium heat? Or?

  • You need to invite chef John to your kitchen. I know you both will enjoy each other's company while cooking!

  • flan in the face

  • I love flan I'm mexican and my dad always brings flan home and it's the best.

  • love how elegant 𝓬𝓻𝓮𝓶𝓮 𝓬𝓪𝓻𝓪𝓶𝓮𝓵 sounds then there’s ғʟᴀᴀɴ

  • Dominique Ansel is probably one of the coolest dudes ever is what I learned from this.

  • This is a Ramadan delicacy for us 😁

  • Que rico el flan con dulce de leche

  • I prefer a flan

  • leche flan yan eh diba?

  • I’ve never had a manicure because I’m broke I’m still a man 😭😂

  • Courage the cowardly dog

  • This is the wholesome content I'm here for.

  • I’ve always wanted to make flan and I love that I can do that now! Great video!

  • This is the most times i seen this mans real name be said in the comment section

  • he legit went from confidant viking to anime school girl

  • I just made this recipe, and...I have questions. So, the amounts in the recipe make a LOT of custard. Significantly more than 4 ramekins worth, and my ramekins are a bit bigger than the ones they used. Also, the recipe is for four ramekins, but when they actually put it in the bain marie it's only 3? Are we supposed to just bake the 4th one separately? I jammed all 4 ramekins into the pan and it worked ok, but I don't necessarily recommend that. I had to lengthen the cooking time, and because they were so close, the water bath couldn't do its thing in the same way. I'd recommend making this recipe for 6 instead of 4: you can make the same amount of custard, 1.5x the caramel, and then you can bake it in two batches of 3.

  • Binging with Babish: Flan from Courage the cowardly dog

  • This is incredibly wholesome to watch, is like future best friends meeting for the first time.

  • So is there always gonna be solidified 'caramel' left at the bottom of the ramekins?? Can't seem to get away from that part

  • About a year ago I discovered a deep love for Flan, so when I saw this video popped up you cannot know the sheer joy I felt.

  • I love how when Andrew was cracking the eggs he panicked because he didn't know what to do with the shell and only committed to cracking one handed because he was hiding his first shells in his other hand 😂😂

  • My mom makes a 9x13 of Flan. We do NOT turn it out we just fight over who gets to eat how much. And try to sneak the last bit for ourselves without the rest of the family knowing 😁.

  • 14 year old me doing a group project with my crush

  • My fave part was the manicure talk

  • Dominique Ansel was amazing, have to have him back on!

  • Now you can do an impossible cake a double delight

  • Leche Flan

  • I remember making the more decadent version, Leche Flan (from PH) on a 9x9 Brownie pan. It's so huge I ended up giving 3/4 to my neighbors. 😅 It's basically the same, except for this I used 12 pure egg yolks, and a mixture of Evaporated milk and condensed milk.

  • > Domnique Ansel

  • Alternative title: Andrew being Izuku Midoriya for 15 minutes

  • This video has been such a gift to my day 💜

  • hes so awkward bless him

  • What to do when the caramel stick to the ramekin?

    • Let it sit to soften, and use less caramel in the ramekin next time.

  • My grandma used to make these all the time! Every time I hear creme caramel I immediately think of Sunday lunch at Grandma 🥰

  • No social distancing?

  • went to get a manicure, my fingers got chopped off

  • What happened to the other lady's series????

  • you need to do portuguese flan

  • "i like to have something darker" "man after my own heart i like darker caramel as well" "i do too" guys...... guysm..

  • Beautiful recipe, defenally I'll try to do it 🤤🤤

  • lost the opportunity to do the flan from Rugratz :P

  • Dude babish this episode had all the confidence and stability of a 14 year old boy talking to his crush for the first time, with the rambling and the stuttering I can almost feel his celebrity induced social anxiety from here

  • I love how Andrew is just so very excited to learn from masters

  • Liked for manicures.

  • By the end of this episode I was wondering how much a manicure costs in my city

  • Why does he look so much like Ryan Reynolds?

  • leche flaaaaaan 😍sometimes we strain the custard to make it smoother hehe

  • What business does a pastry chef have being such an absolute ZADDY. A whole treat in and out of the kitchen. He’s beautiful.

  • Babish: promoting for only 20 seconds squarespace: i'll fine with that

  • I love the fact you fangirled out in the presence of Chef Ansel just like I did when I met you at your book signing

  • I made candy before I made caramel, but eventually I made caramel.

  • I don’t know if I was just feeding off of Andrew’s energy but I was stressed just watching this video.

  • Isn't putting a hot metal pan in cold water how you warp your pots and pans? I love your channel I was just wondering ❤️

  • Dominique is so humble, a pleasure to watch

  • ᶦ ᵃᵖᵒˡᵒᵍᶦᶻᵉ

  • I like manicures but they are too expensive

  • "They aren't man enough" *start to shake as a fangirl* Man cringy af, you just feel the akwardness of this video

  • This flan has bubbles. 😐

  • Leche Flan ah! He's absolutely fangirling 😂

  • can you use any type of bowl?

    • It needs to be heat-proof so it won't shatter, but besides that any dish should workto varying degrees. Round bowls don't work as well since all the caramel pools to the bottom in a peak.

  • Year after year every Ramadan I find myself on this channel

  • W... Why did they make so much custard?

  • imagine not hyperlinking the websites of other people on your description.


  • Manicure With Babish

  • I love how nervous he is it just shows how much respect he has for the man

  • Should have made this a B99 episode...

  • Andy apologizing for Dominique's spill, hahaha

  • Dominiques energy is so chill and Babish's is so sweaty in this video

  • Babish advertising Dominique's stuff in front of him is hilarious

  • Leche flan

  • Lol man's so nervous you can hear it. But honestly, that was a solid endorsement of the cookbook, and my wife wants to buy it now

  • You made flan


  • i've been wondering this for a while but i'm so curious as to whether the theme song for basics either samples or is inspired by 'Manhattan Underground' by Scott Cossu

  • I model too

    • Just made this, caused my mom to throw hands with my brother over the last one

  • If you like simple dishes with complex taste you should try polish white borscht.

  • Is stump sohla over?

  • Fasting month just started. The markets are usually full of this every year. Did you plan this?

  • So,I'm Mexican I grew up eating chocoflan. Just recently I learned how to make it and I wanna see how you would tackle the chocofla if possible.

  • I have a sudden need to go to the tavern and thump my chest with the other men.

  • I’m begging you please make the lotus flowers from Percy Jackson

  • I kinda want babish to make a middle eastern food for Ramadan