So here is yet another dessert I have never even tasted let alone made. This one made me very nervous-it seemed very "particular." I found a super-basic recipe and (for once!) altered nothing.
I made the caramel first. I think I should have let it liquefy a little bit longer than I did but luckily it was hot enough to make it in the pie plate and cover the bottom before it hardened again.
I must admit, I am dreading getting this pan clean again. It will be soaking for quite a while before I even attempt it...
Next I threw all the liquid ingredients in a bowl and whipped everything together and then poured it all over the caramel in the pie dish, covered it in foil and put it in the oven for an hour.
After I took the flan out of the oven, I let it cool (took the dog for a walk) and then flipped it out on a plate-almost perfectly.
As with every new dessert I have tried here, this one is delicious. How have I not had this before? I will be bringing this to work to share with everyone so I don't eat the entire thing (like I did with the tiramisu last month).
- 1 cup white sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, melt sugar until liquefied and golden in color. Carefully pour hot syrup into a 9 inch round glass baking dish, turning the dish to evenly coat the bottom and sides. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, beat eggs. Beat in condensed milk, evaporated milk and vanilla until smooth. Pour egg mixture into baking dish. Cover with aluminum foil.
- Bake in preheated oven 60 minutes. Let cool completely.
- To serve, carefully invert on serving plate with edges when completely cool.