She’s ALIVE! She’s alive!
I am indeed. Feel my wrath! Eat my FLAN! You will love me for it!
So once upon a time you were craving something sweet, heavenly and creamy to indulge in! And you came across this long hair skull/Halloween/chocolate loving chic and she said ‘hey do you want some flan?’ And in spite of her scary appearance and wait are those spiders crawling all over her you tried her flan and immediately were bewitched! Mmmm desserts!
For the flans times 3 you will need:
3 cans of condensed milk
3 cans of evaporated milk
1 cup of sugar
1 tsp of ground cinnamon (estimated measurement I eyeball this)
vanilla (I eyeball this amount too)
If you must make just one flan and not follow my advice divide all by three….
So to create such deliciousness start by heating the sugar and cinnamon on a sauce pan till it's like a syrup…
Once the sugar/cinnamon mixture is in syrup form add to your pan*. No need to try and spread it. It will spread once its start baking.
*I think 8/9” pie foil works well because its sticks less and sometimes I’m a lazy @ss so easy cleaning works for me!
So oh yeah preheat oven to 350 degrees… and while you wait for the oven to heat up…. Mix the rest of the ingredients. I start with mixing the eggs and then add the cans in and the vanilla.
Once all mixed up prepare the bake ware!
Okay here is the tricky part. Flan is creamy delicious because of the cooking method. It’s called bano maria or like bain marie according to Wikipedia. I use what I believe is a 8x8 square baking dish and add hot/boiled water till about half full. Then I insert the pan with just the syrup goodness. Next add the flan mixture and insert in oven.
Make sure you are not high on caffeine or like in my case my normal dose of Pepsi and chocolate because you will not have a steady hand and might spill some of this deliciousness.
Once the flan, flan, and flan are in the oven bake those bad boys for about an hour. If you use a smaller but deeper pan add more bake time. You might see it turn a little golden on the rim of bake dish. It’s done once the center is not runny. Let the flans cool down and enjoy.
So here are the reasons I make three:
1 is to eat immediately after baking
2 to let cool down and then put in fridge for next day enjoyment
3 to kindly share with my co-workers because sometimes they are awesome and share their cooking with me! If your co-workers are assholes just eat the third one.
Top with whipped cream
Add rum to mixture
If you are a coffee fan…add coffee to sugar when melting
Run a toothpick or knife around the rim of bake dish to loosen the flan. Cover with plate and flip.
And there you have it folks FLAN FLAN & FLAN! Now you don’t have to wonder “how does she do it?” After reading this and you find yourself still lacking the motivation to make some we can use the good o’l fashion barter system and exchange food!
Hint: I kind of like chocolate!
I almost forgot to take a pic. So here is a pic of my breakfast serving! Dont judge me!