Flan – Mexican Style Custard

Yields8 Servings

 1 cup Sugar + 1/2 cup
 6 Eggs
 3 cups Milk
 1.50 tbsp Vanilla
 1 tbsp Orange zest

1

Caramel:
• Heat 1 cup sugar in a heavy skillet or saucepan, stirring constantly until it melts and turns a dark golden color.
• Remove from heat and immediately pour a portion into each of 8 ramekins, swish it around so it evenly coats the bottom of the cup.
Custard:
• In a large mixing bowl, lightly beat the eggs.
• Stir in milk,1/2 cup sugar, vanilla and orange peel.
• Place caramel coated ramekins into another pan and place on an oven rack.
• Divide the egg mixture into each of the ramekins and pour the hottest tap water possible around into the pan to a depth of about 1 inch.
• Bake at 325Ffor close to l hour or until a knife comes out clean.
• Cool flan on a wire rack, Chill for at least 3 1/2 hours.
• To un-mold the flan loosen edges with a spatula, slip spatula down the sides to let air in.
• Place the serving platter over the mold and flip to allow the flan to slip onto the platter.
• Spoon the caramel that may remain in the mold on top of the flan.
• Serve as is, or topped with fresh sliced fruit in the center and serve.
Notes:
• Flan is simple to make and makes a delicious dessert as is, or top with sliced strawberries, kiwi, or other fruit.

Ingredients

 1 cup Sugar + 1/2 cup
 6 Eggs
 3 cups Milk
 1.50 tbsp Vanilla
 1 tbsp Orange zest

Directions

1

Caramel:
• Heat 1 cup sugar in a heavy skillet or saucepan, stirring constantly until it melts and turns a dark golden color.
• Remove from heat and immediately pour a portion into each of 8 ramekins, swish it around so it evenly coats the bottom of the cup.
Custard:
• In a large mixing bowl, lightly beat the eggs.
• Stir in milk,1/2 cup sugar, vanilla and orange peel.
• Place caramel coated ramekins into another pan and place on an oven rack.
• Divide the egg mixture into each of the ramekins and pour the hottest tap water possible around into the pan to a depth of about 1 inch.
• Bake at 325Ffor close to l hour or until a knife comes out clean.
• Cool flan on a wire rack, Chill for at least 3 1/2 hours.
• To un-mold the flan loosen edges with a spatula, slip spatula down the sides to let air in.
• Place the serving platter over the mold and flip to allow the flan to slip onto the platter.
• Spoon the caramel that may remain in the mold on top of the flan.
• Serve as is, or topped with fresh sliced fruit in the center and serve.
Notes:
• Flan is simple to make and makes a delicious dessert as is, or top with sliced strawberries, kiwi, or other fruit.

Flan – Mexican Style Custard

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