I’m back! Did you miss me? Well, I missed you guys! We were displaced from our home while repairs were being made and without a computer. We survived and our house is ALMOST whole again. I’m back in my kitchen and my heart is filled with joy. We are finally getting our tree up and I made this SMIPLE treat as a welcome home for us.
If you have never made flan, do so. It really is very easy and takes little time to make. It’s one of those desserts that people think you spent your entire day working on. Truth be told, it is no harder than making treats. I topped mine with Cranberry sauce to make them festive and because I was dying to use the fresh berries in my refrigerator.
Recipe from Better Homes and Garden Cookbook
- 1/3 C Sugar
- 3 Eggs, beaten
- 1 ½ C Milk
- 1/3 C Sugar
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- Caramelize 1/3 cup sugar in a sauce pan over med heat.
- Slide the sugar around by shaking the pan until the sugar starts to melt.
- Once it starts to melt reduce the heat and stir with a wooden spoon until it is all melted.
- Pure the melted sugar into individual custard cups, or one large tart pan and set aside.
- **This is the hardest step. If the sugar gets over cooked it can taste bitter.
- Combine eggs, milk, 1/3-cup sugar and vanilla.
- Beat till well combined but not foamy.
- Pour into the custard cups.
- Place the cups into a large baking and dish and pour boiling water into the dish until the custard dishes are surround by about an inch of water.
- Bake at 325 degrees for 30-45 minutes or until a butter knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Remove from bath and cool on wire rack for 10 minutes. Serve warm or refrigerate.
- Run a butter knife around the sides of the flan.
- Place a plate on top of the dish and flip.
- If the flan does not instantly fall onto the plate tap the dish with the knife.