Thursday, March 24, 2016

Flan

The history of flan dates back to the ancient roman times. During roman times chickens were kept for laying eggs for the first time. The roman's developed new recipes, one turned out to be flan. Flan is a traditional Mexican dessert and there are many versions. The flan recipe is prized for its simplicity. The ingredient's you'll need to are:
1 1/2 cup of sugar
6 large eggs
1 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
2 13 oz cans of evaporated milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla

First you need to preheat the oven to 325 degrees. You will need 6 ramekins or other specialty flan cook ware and a large baking pan to put them in. Pour 1 cup of sugar in warm pan over medium heat. Constantly stir sugar until it browns and becomes caramel. Quickly pour 2-3 tablespoons of caramel in each ramekin, tilting it to swirl the caramel around the sides. Reheat caramel if it starts to harden. Mix the eggs together. Mix in the milks then slowly mix in the 1/2 cup of sugar, then add vanilla. Blend after each ingredient is added. Pour custard into caramel lines ramekins in a large glass baking dish and fill with 1-2 inches of water. Bake for 45 minutes in the water bath and check with a knife just to the side of the center. If the knife comes out clean its ready. Remove and let cool. Let sit in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

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