Pudim Flan

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Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets

Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets

By Darra Goldstein

Published 2015

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Though said to have originated in Spain and France, pudim flan (crème caramel) is widely enjoyed by the Portuguese; in the Azores it is also known as pudim veludo (velvet pudding) or pudim de leite (milk pudding). The Portuguese version is sometimes thickened with egg yolks rather than whole eggs, and it may not always be served with the customary caramel sauce. Milk, eggs, and sugar are the common base of pudim flan, with varying additions of vanilla, port wine or brandy, and lemon or orange peel. See flan (pudím).