Monday, March 22, 2010


Last week, a friend held a tamale making party (it's a lot of work and easiest to have help!). Everyone brought some snacks and I decided to make my first flan. I found a recipe that seemed pretty simple and set about to make the flan. The recipe requires so many egg yolks, that I'm going to make an angel food cake as it's counterpart (with early strawberries). The flan is steamed on the stovetop, so you'll need a pie plate that fits into the top of a large pot.

10 egg yolks
14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
12 oz. evaporated milk
3 T. butter
3 T. brown sugar

1. Whisk together egg yolks, condensed milk ,and evaporated milk. Set aside.
2. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar. Keep stirring until the brown sugar has dissolved and 'burnt'. Evenly spread the sugar over the bottom of a pie plate. Then pour in the custard.
3. Fill a large pot with water (about 3/4 full) and bring to a simmer. Cover the flan with foil. Set flan in pot and cover with the pot lid. Cook flan for 65-70 minutes. Remove flan from the boiling water and allow to cool for at least 30 minutes.
4. To serve, run a knife around the edge of the flan. Invert onto a serving plate. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

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