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Posted by tigrrlily on 2005.11.17 at 11:12
A hispanic co-worker of mine gave me this recipe when I told her I was going to make Flan for my brother's birthday. I had intended to do it the "classic" way, you know, double boilers, tempering eggs, the whole shebang. She laughed a bit and gave me this recipe her Aunt makes for family get togethers.

It's really tasty and stupid easy.


6 eggs
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 can evaporated milk
2 cups sugar

In large bowl beat eggs, add canned milks and mix to combine.
In saucepan melt sugar until caramel brown, spread in bottom of 9x13 cake pan.
Pour flan mixture over the top.
Cover with foil.

Bake 325 20-30 minutes or until set. (keep an eye on it)


anita_margarita at 2005-11-21 20:55 (UTC) (Link)
This looked SO good and I had all the ingredients so I made it yesterday...I should have used a cast-iron skillet for melting the sugar, as a non-stick pan just doesn't do it that well. Instead of the 9 X 13 pan, I used a souffle dish. When I poured the egg-milk mixture into the dish with the caramelized sugar into it, an interesting thing happened: four or five stalagmites of melted sugar popped up into the egg-milk batter. I stared at them, disbelieving. Now what? Well, what's the worst that could happen? I covered it with foil and put it in the oven. It took about an hour to set up. It looked a little dubious but I took a spoonful and it tasted really good. I took it over to my boyfriend's house...after dinner I spooned up modest servings for both of us. He ate his, then ATE THE REST OF IT, covered with butter pecan ice cream and sunflower seeds! He implied strongly that I should keep that recipe close at hand...The stalagmites seemingly melted back where they should be during the baking. The whole thing was caramel-ly and luscious. A good recipe!
tigrrlily at 2005-11-22 04:22 (UTC) (Link)
I never thought about using my cast-iron for melting the sugar, what a good idea. I always just used my stainless steel saucepan.

BTW, I love that you used the word stalagmite properly!
anita_margarita at 2005-11-22 04:30 (UTC) (Link)
Hee hee hee! I live near a tourist attraction called Lake Shasta Caverns, which is filled with stalactites and stalagmites...and I remember the tour guide telling us we could remember which is which because stalaGmites are on the Ground and stalaCtites are on the Ceiling...
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