Flan Recipe

Flan is a favorite of our staff graphic artist Leo Cortez.  It is an ultimate comfort dessert.  This goes out to all the flan lovers out there.   

 Prep Time: :20flan2inch

Cook Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup and 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 13 oz cans evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. You will need 6 ramekins or other specialty flan cook ware and a large baking pan to put them in.Pour 1 cup sugar in warm pan over medium heat. Constantly stir sugar until is browns and becomes caramel. Quickly pour approximately 2-3 tablespoons of caramel in each ramekin, tilting it to swirl the caramel around the sides. Reheat caramel if it starts to harden.

In a mixer or with a whisk, blend the eggs together. Mix in the milks then slowly mix in the 1/2 cup of sugar, then the vanilla. Blend smooth after each ingredient is added.

Pour custard into caramel lined ramekins. Place ramekins in a large glass or ceramic baking dish and fill with about 1-2 inches of hot water. Bake for 45 minutes in the water bath and check with a knife just to the side of the center. If knife comes out clean, it’s ready.

Remove and let cool. Let each ramekin cool in refrigerator for 1 hour. Invert each ramekin onto a small plate, the caramel sauce will flow over the custard.

For More Flan recipes visit about.com:

Source: http://mexicanfood.about.com/od/sweetsanddesserts/r/easyflan.htm

Watch a cooking demontration on how to make flan ( In Spanish) at: http://www.multiculturalcooking.net/en2/index.php?option=com_jomtube&view=video&id=28

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