For anyone who knows me really really well, they know I enjoy cooking a lot – especially cuban food and desserts. Ok, I enjoy the desserts more than the food but I try to cook both. Perhaps that is why I was a chubby kid growing up, eating a lot of flan and dulce de leche. Yummmm!!! Just talking about it brings back a lot of memories. Anyhow, we are always trying different ways to introduce cuban cuisine to our two boys. Some they like more than others, but for our oldest, his absolute favorite is Flan. Takes after me. So this weekend, I decided to make one for him to celebrate his recent achievements in school. Although I should have not eaten it, I tried a little bit of it. It was goooooood!!!! Below is the recipe that I used, if you are interested. It was handed down to me by my mom.
2 cans of condensed milk
2 cans of evaporated milk
3 whole eggs
1 tsp of vanilla
1-2 slices of white bread without the crust.
1 cup of white sugar
1. Turn on oven to 325 degres.
2. Pull out a small sauce pan and pour the cup of white sugar in the pan. Please the pan on high heat until the sugar melts and turns brown and not black. Becareful with the melted sugar. It is very hot!!!
3. Pour the melted sugar in a large round deep pan and spread the sugar by moving the pan side to side. Once again, the pan will get HOT!!!!! I know. I have burnt myself on occasion.
4. Mix all the ingrediates together in a blender or a standing mixer
5. Get your self a large deep pan and fill it half way with water. This is going to be used to create a “Baño de Maria”.
6. Pour the blended mixture into the pan right over the melted sugar mixture.
7. Place the pan in the middle of the “Baño de Maria” and slide into the oven.
8. Bake for about 45 minutes or until the center comes out clean with a toothpick.
9. Once it is done, pull it out of the oven and let it cool.
10. Once cool, place a large dish over the pan and quickly turn the pan upside down. You may need to tap the pan somewhat in order to release the flan.
11. The flan should now be on the large dish with all the delicious melted sugar running down the sides.
Below are a few photos of my flan. It did not last very long. Enjoy!!!!
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