A cross between flan and creme brulee, this is a rich dessert originating in Jalisco, Mexico. Posted from an online source in response to a recipe request. Refrigeration time not included in preparation time.
- Bring milk and cinnamon sticks to a boil in a saucepan, stirring constantly so as not to scorch.
- Reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes, add vanilla.
- Remove from heat; cool.
- Stir in sugar, and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally for 30 minutes.
- Remove from heat and cool.
- Meanwhile, beat egg yolks and add to cooled milk mixture.
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Divide mixture among 8 heat-resistant dessert dishes or ramekins.
- Bake in a water bath (bain marie) for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of custard comes out clean.
- Brown under broiler for 3 to 5 minutes or until tops are golden or use a Crème Brûlée torch.
- Refrigerate for 2 hours.
- Un-mold onto dessert plates.
- If you wish, you can garnish the plates with a raspberry sauce, a few fresh raspberries and a sprig of mint.