[For the caramel sauce] Combine the sugar and water ① in a small pot and heat on medium. Don't stir, but swirl it by shaking the pot a bit as it heats.
It will start to brown, so turn off the heat when it is a color you like. However, if you cook it for too long it will get bitter) Add water ② and it's done (watch out for splattering.
Put the finished caramel sauce in the bottom of your pudding molds.
[For the egg mixture] Put all the ingredients for the egg mixture in a bowl and mix together.
Strain the egg mixture with a tea strainer or similar and pour the strained mixture on top of the caramel sauce in the pudding mold.
Use a toothpick to pop bubbles that appear on the surface, and steam. (I used the steaming setting on my oven and steamed it for about 25 minutes.) ※See the helpful hints for more info.
When the flan has cooled, chill in the refrigerator, and it's complete ♪
It can be eaten plain, or with whipped cream.
Story Behind this Recipe
This is a pudding recipe that can be made easily whenever you want.
I think it takes just 10 minutes to steam in a steamer or frying pan, but if it is not steamed well, it will become spongy and won't harden. So for those not used to steaming, and I recommend using the oven if your oven has a steam setting.