Friday, May 15, 2009

Spanish Flan






I don't know about you, but I just love flan. With milk or cream, with caramel sauce or without, with espresso added to it or without. The list could just go on. Jeff on the other hand, just hates it. Oh well, his loss.
Now here's the recipe for my last batch:
(I made 4 ......2/3 full ramekins)

Ingredients:
4 small eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2/3 cup cream
1/2 cup 2% milk
For the caramel combine 1/4 cup water with 1/2 cup sugar and stir in a small sauce pan for approx 3 to 5 min, until sugar turns gold-brown, making sure you don't burn it.

Directions:
First of all, put some water on the stove to boil (approx 2 quarts).
Preheat the stove to 350 F.
In a medium-large size bowl, whisk the eggs and add the sugar gradually, mixing until dissolved.
Add the extracts, cream, milk and mix to combine.
Make the caramel and spoon it on the bottom of the ramekins, making sure you divided it equally.
Then add the flan mixture over the caramel and place the ramekins carefully in a baking dish.
Add the boiling water and place the baking dish in the oven and set your timer for 30 minutes.
After the cooking time, let the flan cool naturally, preferably overnight.
To loosen edges run a knife in the inside edge of each ramekin.
Then place a plate on top of the ramekin and flip over carefully.
Enjoy !

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