As a graphic designer I have had an obsession with a little website called Design*Sponge. Okay they are not little. As a matter of fact they have a huge fan base with me being one of many. They have a little bit of everything when it comes to creativity like decorating, food, drinks, DIY projects, as well as business advice for entrepreneurs. I highly encourage you to check out their website just in case you’ve never heard of them
It has been a personal goal of mine to be featured on their site and I’m so happy to announce that they featured my Mango Cheesecake Flan. What’s a cheesecake flan you ask? Well it’s a milk-based dessert with the addition of cream cheese making this the perfect flan for the first time flan maker. The cream cheese helps firm the dessert making it less intimidating to invert onto a serving platter. It tastes like a flan and cheesecake combined – it’s a beautiful thing.
The first time I made a flan I was very nervous. I think everyone is nervous making his or her first flan. The intimidating part for me was making the caramel, but in fact its pretty simple just as long as you keep your eye on the saucepan. My sister, Veronica also gave me one really great tip that I highly suggest — swirl the pan, do not stir the sugar. The other scary part was inverting the pan onto a plate. I call it beginners luck and my first flan was a huge success, but to be honest I was so scared to flip that thing over. I tried so hard to remain cool as I had two nervous friends watching me. Luckily my first flan was a success and ever since then I have enjoyed experimenting with different flavors.
Thank you Design*Sponge for sharing my recipe on your site. This flan has been a huge hit every time I’ve made it. Kristina is the food editor at D*S and her husband said this flan was like a drug and couldn’t stop eating it. I’ll take that as a huge compliment.
Don’t be shy. Go take a peak at Design*Sponge, and check out my muy bueno Mango Cheesecake Flan recipe.