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Orange Flan (Flan de Naranja: Kosher for Passover, Dairy free, Gluten free)

Flan de Naranja or Orange Flan is a non dairy version of Spanish flan, a sweetened baked custard developed in the Iberian Peninsula during medieval times. This version is credited to the Jewish community of the times- orange juice was used to replace the milk, creating a non-dairy custard that could be eaten at meat meals. Flan de Naranja remains a well loved Passover dessert. After searching out information on Sephardic adaptations of flan I found several recipes. This one is is Claudia Roden's  from  The Food of Spain  (2011). The ingredients are deceivingly simple:  2 1/2 c fresh orange juice 1/2 c plus 2 Tbsp sugar 2 large eggs 10 large egg yolks Orange zest for garnish Procedure: 1. Combine the juice and sugar. Heat until the sugar is dissolved and cool the mixture. 2. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Bring several cups of water to a boil. 3. Beat the eggs and yolks with a fork in a large mixing bowl. 4. Gradually add the juice, continuing to beat the mixture