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Flan Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Leslie Alvarez

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
The Flan: 1 can of evaporated milk
1 tbsp vanilla `
5 eggs
1 can condensed milk
Ĺ c sugar

The Caramel:
1 c sugar
2 tbsp water

Directions:
Directions:
Steps
1. Preheat oven to 350įF and have the baking pan youíll use for the double boiler handy.
2. Place the sugar for the caramel in a saucepan on medium heat with the 2 tablespoons of water until it melts evenly.
3. Cook until the caramel turns golden-brown in color.
4. Pour the caramel into the baking pan you are using. Spread the caramel inside the baking pan carefully until it covers the sides. Let cool.
5. Add the eggs and blend for a few seconds. Then add the evaporated milk and mix. Incorporate the condensed milk and mix. Add the vanilla and sugar and continue to mix until you get a homogeneous mix.
6. Strain and pour the mix into the baking pan to which you previously added the caramel.
7. Put it in the oven in a double boiler for 45 minutes.
8. Verify that itís ready by using a skewer stick or a thin knife. If the knife comes out clean it means that the flan is ready.
9. Carefully remove it from the oven to avoid burning yourself, and place it on a wire grill. Let cool at room temperature until it is completely cool.
10.Remove from the pan and put the flan in the fridge until itís time to serve.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8-10
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hour and 25 mins
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
When preparing Flan one must feel vivacious. If the preparer of Flan is pessimistic, the dish will come out bitter. Take care to mix the eggs, evaporated milk, condensed milk, vanilla extract, and sugar. To keep from sticking your finger in it (which is super tempting!), I suggest you pretend that it's like a pool of salty water. Abuelita was so sensitive to sugary things, any time the miel was being mixed, she would close her eyes until she was done; when she was still in my bisabuelita's belly, her cries for Flan were so loud that all throughout the vecindad you could hear her cries for Flan. My bisabuelita couldn't stand all the loud cries that she had to trick her and eat pan dulce just so she would stay quiet. Abuelita's Flan is no joke, she would close her eyes each time she took a bite of the Flan she had right in front of her. Y siempre dice mi Abuelita "Si uno pudiera cargar estos olores y sabores a donde quiera que vaya, nunca mas tendre hambre." Flan makes me feel like I'm floating. As if I'm riding on a fast track.

 

 

 

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