Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mom's Flan©

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For as long as I can remember, my Mom has been making this flan for holidays or for family dinners. I figured it was time to learn how to make it, and I was very happy with the results. Just be sure to have all your ingredients out on the counter, your mixer or blender, pans, etc. before you start. This was very easy to make, but keep your eye on the caramel since that can burn quickly. I did it first try so you should be able to as well. This flan is very rich, creamy, and delicious. I hope you make it for your family and let me know how you liked it.

Mom's Flan
5 Large Eggs
1 Cup Sugar
1 14-ounce can Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 12-ounce can Evaporated Milk
Vanilla Extract
Lemon Juice
Lemon Zest

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Take 1 tablespoon of lemon zest and put aside.

In a mixer or blender, beat eggs until combined. Add evaporated milk, 1/8 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, condensed milk, and blend until smooth.
(Add condensed milk last since it is so thick to make sure it all blends together real well).
Put aside and make the caramel.

In a nonstick, medium saucepan over medium-low heat, melt 1 cup of sugar with 1/4 cup of water. Add 1/8 teaspoon of lemon juice. Swirl around pan occasionally. The caramel should liquefy and have a thick consistency and be golden in color. This takes several minutes.

Mom's Flan
Take a 9-inch glass pie dish that has been warmed in the oven for a few minutes and carefully pour caramel syrup into the warm dish, turning it evenly to coat the bottom and sides. Then pour egg mixture over it and sprinkle the lemon zest on top. Cover with aluminum foil. Place pie dish into a large roasting pan with water that covers half the height of the pie dish.
Bake in the oven for 1 hour.

Let cool completely.

To plate flan, carefully invert on serving plate when it is completely cooled.


-Sophia/Two Frys

1 comment:

  1. This Flan was amazing and old school flavors are the best. Great Flan from Sophia and Ma. A+ Better than a bakery!

    Allen/One of Two Fry's