Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Best Flan !

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.

Buen Provecho.

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