How to make it

  • Making the Caramel:
  • In a small heavy saucepan bring sugar and water to a boil
  • Stir until sugar is dissolved
  • Boil syrup in high heat without stirring until caramel is gold or light brown in color
  • Remove from stove immediately to prevent burning the caramel
  • Be very careful not to get burn with the hot caramel
  • While the caramel is still very hot pour some into the 6-8 cup enameled cast iron pot to coat the bottom and about 2/3 of the sides
  • Let the caramel in the pot cool
  • Drizzle any remaining caramel onto a sheet of parchment or waxed paper over a flat surface into decorative squiggles
  • Let the squiggles harden and use them as a garnish for the flan
  • Making the flan:
  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F
  • Combine all the flan ingredients in a blender jar except for the eggs and run blender at medium speed for about 1-2 minutes
  • Then with the blender still at medium speed add the eggs one by one until finish
  • Pour this mixture (liquid) into the pot coated with caramel and place inside larger pot
  • Pour in enough hot water into larger pot to reach halfway up the sides of the smaller pot
  • Place larger pot in the middle oven rack and cover with the lid
  • Bake the flan until just set, but still wiggly in the center (about 60 minutes)
  • Transfer the flan still in the pot to a rack and let it cool to room temperature
  • Once is cooled place in the fridge for at least 3-4 hours before serving
  • When ready to serve, dip the flan pot in a saucepan of hot water
  • Using a finger, gently press down the edges of the flan, until the caramel runs up the side, which indicates that it's loosened
  • Invert flan onto a plate and decorate (this can be done even a few hours ahead of time)
  • Break the caramel squiggles into pieces and insert them into the top of the flan
  • May add berries for a touch of color when serving which also contrast nicely with the flavor of the flan
  • You could make it a little more exotic by substituting the whole milk for unsweetened coconut milk

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  • venezolano 10 years ago
    Thank you!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    chefmeow ate it and said...
    Yummy. Sounds decadent. Great post.
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