Monday, July 7, 2008

Mom's Flan

Preheat oven to 300 F

5 whole eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 can of condensed milk (nestle la lechera, if available)
1 can evaporated milk (carnation, if available)

For caramel:
Half a cup of sugar

Combine all ingredients for flan using a blender or a whisk (I always use the blender).

In a cast-iron skillet, caramelize sugar, stirring with a wooden spoon
(shortcut: break some brittle into pieces (pecan works great) and stick it in the mold) pour caramel into the bottom of the flan mold (if using a single one) or ramekins.

Put the mold or ramekins in a metal mold or pirex half-filled with water and bake for aprox. 1 hour.

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