Easy Mexican Flan
INGREDIENTS
  • Caramel:
  • 2 cups of white sugar
  • Flan:
  • 1 14 oz can of sweetened and condensed milk
  • 1 12 oz can of evaporated milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
DIRECTIONS
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place a heavy bottom sauce pan over medium heat and add sugar.
  3. After 5 minutes the sides and bottom will start to melt, stir gently with a wooden spoon or swirl the pan around.
  4. Cook until sugar has melted and turns dark amber in color.
  5. Press down with a spoon any big clumps of sugar. It doesn't really matter if the caramel turns out a little bit grainy.
  6. Pour the caramel over the bottom of a of 8" by 4" round baking dish, coating the bottom completely. Set aside.
  7. Place the flan ingredients in a blender and blend until well combined. Pour over caramel.
  8. Place over a larger baking dish and fill with about 2 inches of hot water.
  9. Cook, covered for 30-35 minutes. The flan will look "shaky", but a knife inserted in the middle should come out clean.
  10. Cool on a baking rack for an hour.
  11. Refrigerate preferably over night or at least 3 hrs.
  12. When ready to serve, run a knife around the edges, caramel should sip through all the sides.
  13. Invert into a serving plate and enjoy!
RECIPE BACKSTORY
This a delicious traditional Mexican dessert that is simple to make and definitely a crowd pleaser! Caution: Be carful while making the caramel, IT IS HOT! Have a bowl of icy water just in case you get it on your skin. *Variations include adding a Tbsp granulated instant coffee to blender OR 1 Tbsp of cocoa powder.