Saturday, April 12, 2008

Saturday Stirrings

Variations of this can be found all over Latin America. We have made this one and love it!
Serves 8 – 10

Leche Asada (Flan)
1 can of sweetened, condensed milk (14 oz)
1 can of evaporated milk (not tiniest size)
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
8 eggs, beaten

Mix the condensed milk, evaporated milk, 1/2 cup of sugar, vanilla, and eggs. In a saucepan heat 1/2 cup sugar over med-high, stirring constantly until it becomes syrupy and slightly tan.

Pour the caramel in a glass baking dish (8x8x2 or similar) and pour the milk mixture on top. Place the dish with the milk mixture inside a larger glass dish. Fill the larger pan with hot water to come halfway up the sides of the inner baking dish. Cover everything with aluminium foil.

Cook in a 400-degree oven for 45 minutes or until the custard is completely cooked. (In Spanish this method of cooking is called baño maría.) Serve slightly chilled.

You can also make this flan in individual 8-ounce ramekins, in which case the baking time would be reduced by about 10 minutes.

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Karla Cook @ Roads to Everywhere said...

Mmmmm... sounds very caramel-y to me! I'll have to try it sometime.

Kim said...

Flan is a favorite and this sounds like a very easy recipe. Thanks Farrah!

Anonymous said...

My son was asking me to make flan last week. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

A Romantic Porch said...

Now I've heard of this. It's time to try to make it. Love,Rachel

P>S. your blog is so interesting!