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Flan (Basic Vanilla Custard) Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Maria Escobales

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/2 cup sugar
4 eggs
1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed miik
1 12-oz. can evaporated milk
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
Fresh, mixed berries for garnish

Directions:
Directions:
In a small heavy saucepan, cook the sugar over low heat until caramel forms. Pour it into an 8-inch round mold. Set aside. In a bowl, beat the eggs until frothy. Add the condensed milk, evaporated milk, and vanilla; mix well with the eggs.

Pour mixture into the caramellzed mold. Cook on top of the stop using a double boiler on medium-high heat, partially covered, for 35 minutes. The flan is done when a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Let it cool at room temperature. Refrigerate at least two hours or better, overnight before serving.

To serve, invert the flan on a platter. Garnish on top with fresh berries.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8

 

 

 

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