Latin Flan

This recipe has become a favorite for Christmas and special occasion dishes. It is a bit fiddly with the boiling water and baking dishes - in this house we use a roasting dish in a not very large convection oven. But the end result is worth it. I don't bother inverting the thing. We just cut pieces out at the table. Everyone ends up getting enough caramel. It is delightfully rich that you give a large number of people a piece although most will come back for seconds.

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1hr 45mins
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ingredients

directions

  • In a small heavy bottomed saucepan, stir sugar and lime juice together until well mixed.
  • If the sugar is well coated this will stop the caramel from crystallising while you are making it.
  • With a wooden spoon, stir over medium heat until the sugar melts and turns a dark caramel colour.
  • Pour the hot caramel into an 8 inch fround flat baking dish and telt the dish backwards and forwards quickly so that the caramel coats the bottom evenly.
  • Combine egg yolks, vanilla, milk and condensed milk in a bowl.
  • Stir in the egg white and mix until well blended.
  • Pour into caramel-coated dish.
  • Place dish in a larger baking pan and pour in enough boiling water to come halfway up the sides of the dish.
  • Bake in a preheated oven[350 deg F] for 45 minutes to an hour, until a knife inserted in the middle of the custard comes out clean.
  • Chill several hours or overnight.
  • To serve, run a knife around the rim of the custard and invert it on a serving plate.
  • Cut in wedges.
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"This recipe has become a favorite for Christmas and special occasion dishes. It is a bit fiddly with the boiling water and baking dishes - in this house we use a roasting dish in a not very large convection oven. But the end result is worth it. I don't bother inverting the thing. We just cut pieces out at the table. Everyone ends up getting enough caramel. It is delightfully rich that you give a large number of people a piece although most will come back for seconds."
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  1. Missy Wombat
    This recipe has become a favorite for Christmas and special occasion dishes. It is a bit fiddly with the boiling water and baking dishes - in this house we use a roasting dish in a not very large convection oven. But the end result is worth it. I don't bother inverting the thing. We just cut pieces out at the table. Everyone ends up getting enough caramel. It is delightfully rich that you give a large number of people a piece although most will come back for seconds.
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