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Best Flan Recipe Ever-Guaranteed!
4 Ingredients And The Best Flan Ever
Best Flan in the World
My friend from Puerto Rico gave me this recipe. This flan is fabulous and easy to make! This is a family recipe she learned from her Mother. There are only 4 ingredients, it is super easy!
I am on a raw food diet now and will probably never stop. I eat about 90% raw, but sugar is not included in that 10%. I doubt if I will stop this diet anytime soon, the results have been tremendous and I am only just over 3 months! I thought since I could not enjoy this wonderful dessert, maybe someone else would.
I must admit I had a little problem with making the caramel the first time. Her recipe called for sugar and water. I would put these in the pan, get to a nice boil, only to find that the water evaporated and left me with sugar! That first time, I kept adding more water, having it dry out and leaving me with sugar. How frustrated I was!
I finally called her after about an hour to find out what I was doing wrong. (You would think I would have been smart enough to call her after the first few times.) She laughed and laughed when I got her on the phone. "Jou need to let the sugar melt", she told me. (Her "y" always sounded like a "j"--my friends and I loved when she said someone had been "jelling" [yelling] at her.)
She teased me about the sugar for the longest time! "How can jou melt a heart, when jou can't even melt sugar", she would say. (We were much younger then.) "How do jou expect to get a boyfriend if jou can't even melt sugar." She is a wonderful lady with a finely tuned sense of humor.
Oh yea...the flan, I almost forgot.
Let the sugar melt in the pan. Cook it over med-high heat and watch it every minute. It will brown into that wonderful caramel color.
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- 6 Large Eggs
- 2-12 oz cans Evaporated Skim Milk
- 1 1/2 cups Sugar
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 cups Sugar, For the Caramel
- Make The Caramel:
- Put 2 cups of sugar into a pan (frying pan or pot will work).
- Cook over med-high heat until the sugar melts and becomes a nice golden brown. Watch careful and stir often. **Use a metal utensil or wooden spoon. Plastic utensils will melt before the sugar does.
- Put the caramel in an 8 X 3 cake pan or flan pan. Allow to cool slightly while you mix together flan ingredients.
- Make The Flan: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Mix the 6 eggs, 2 can evaporated milk, 1 1/2 cups sugar and 1 tsp vanilla extract together until well combined.
- Pour over the caramel in the pan.
- Put the flan in a water bath (see instructions below)
- Bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees F. for 1 hour.
- Check flan using a toothpick in the middle. If toothpick comes out clean, flan is done. The center of the flan may still wriggle, but if the toothpick is clean, it is done.
- Let the flan cool to room temperature on a wire rack.
- Put a large plate over the top of the flan. The plate should be slightly bigger than the flan pan. Flip the flan and plate over quickly. Let the flan come out of the pan onto the plate, with the caramel covering the top and running off the sides.
- You can eat it now, or place in the refrigerator until needed. The caramel will not harden. Jou now have a wonderful, delicious treat!
- How to Make the Perfect Caramel - David Lebovitz
Here is a very helpful, in-depth explanation about making caramel. If it is your first time you may want to click it.
This flan must be cooked in a water bath. Find a pan that will fit your flan pan. Make sure there is space around all sides of the flan pan. I usually use a roaster pan or lasagna pan for this.
Put the flan pan with the flan ingredients into the outer pan. Put water into the outer pan high enough to come about 3/4 of the way up on the flan pan.
I use boiling water and I have the pans on the oven rack before I add the water.
Water Bath Description With Pictures
- How to Bake Using a Water Bath - A Family Feast
Some recipes call for a “water bath” as part of the cooking instructions. A water bath is simply a pan of hot water placed in the oven.
© 2009 Kari Poulsen