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    What is this in English??

    Dear all,

    What is the thing in these pictures in English:

    http://www.hdrmut.net/vb/imgcache/2/89093alsh3er.jpg

    http://www.masrawy.com/Recipes/Pics/...0-21-45-46.jpg

    http://forum.4islam.cc/imgcache/28613.imgcache.jpg

    In Arabic we say "cream caramel" but what is the English equivalent??

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: What is this in English??

    I believe that the pictures are of a dessert called, in Spanish, flan. In Latino restaurants in New York, I always asked for it by this name and I suspect that is what it's called in English as well. Here in Brazil, it's called pudim de leite which translates as milk pudding.


    Addendum: In my basic Oxford American Dictionary. flan is defined as "a custard dessert." It appears to have entered the English language.
    Last edited by riquecohen; 05-May-2011 at 13:41. Reason: added definition

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    Re: What is this in English??

    I would call it flan as well. Here in the US we often refer to a dish based on what it is called in its country of origin. In a Mexican restaurant this would be flan, in a French restaurant creme caramel, while in an English pub it might be caramel custard. What would I be ordering if I was in an Egyptian restaurant?

    *** Not a teacher, but that picture of flan is making me hungry ***

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    #4

    Re: What is this in English??

    In BrE, we would mostly call it creme caramel.

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    #5

    Re: What is this in English??

    I'm really so grateful for all the "sweet" answers.

    Thanks a lot.

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    #6

    Re: What is this in English??

    Yep. In North America, we'd use custard, creme caramel or flan, or even creme brulee, depending on the exact style of the dessert, whether English, French, Spanish, Portuguese or what have you.

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    #7

    Re: What is this in English??

    maiabulela, I don't care what you call it. If you make it, I will happily eat it! It's one of my favorite desserts.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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