I love the creamy texture of this flan! And it is easy to make.
In a saucepan, heat 2 cups of granulated sugar over a medium/high heat. Tilting and rotating the pan as the sugar starts to melt and caramelize. Once all the sugar has caramelized, pour into a 2 1/2 quart ring mold. Tilt the mold to coat the bottom and sides evenly. Let cool. (Note: I have also used a bread pan for the mold)
Mix in a large bowl:
8 egg yolks
2 14-0unce cans sweetened condensed milk
2 1/2 cups milk
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
In a separate bowl beat until frothy:
8 egg whites
Whisk the egg whites into the milk mixture.
Pour the custard into the mold.
Set into a baking dish and pour enough hot water into the dish so that it is two thirds of the way up the sides of the mold.
Bake flan in a 350 oven for 45 to 55 minutes OR until a knife is inserted into the center of the flan comes out clean.
Let cool and then refrigerate.
Un-mold flan onto a serving platter and pour the caramel over the top.
Serves 8 - 10.