Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Flan or the lesson's you learn

The lesson learned is you get twice as many hits for dessert as for entrees. That's not the reason I am posting a dessert today. (no, really. It's a PLUS of course.) I am posting flan in honor of my mother, who's birthday is the 31st, I know she loves flan. Also flan is dead easy to make.


1 15oz can of sweetened condensed milk
5 eggs beaten
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup granulated white sugar

You need a 1 quart baking dish or round cake pan. ALSO a pan that will hold two inches of hot water and the baking dish.

Put sugar in small saucepan and heat over medium heat until sugar is half melted, then stir until completely melted, smooth and light brown. Pour off into baking dish immediately and quickly tilt the dish around until sugar coats the bottom. Set aside. Mix together milks, eggs and extract, pour on top of sugar. Place dish in second pan with hot water. (It is easiest to place baking dish and pan on oven rack and pour hot water from your tea kettle around dish) Bake at 350 for 1 hour or until a knife inserted comes out clean. Cover and chill. When you are ready to serve run knife around rim to loosen the flan. Place a large plate over the top (a lipped one will catch all the caramel goodness), invert. Give the bottom of the flan mold a solid whack with your hand, gently remove baking dish. Yum!

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