Flan

12 Mar
INGREDIENTS:
1 cup superfine white sugar (Baker’s Sugar)
1 1/4 cup evaporated whole milk
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed
milk
3 eggs
3 egg yolks
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup heavy cream
DIRECTIONS:
1. Place sugar in a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat, and cook, stirring constantly, until the sugar melts and turns a golden amber color, about 10 minutes. Watch carefully once syrup begins to change color, because it burns easily. Carefully pour the melted sugar syrup into a flan mold or pie pan (I used a pyrex pie pan). Let cool.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
3. Pour evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, egg yolks, and vanilla extract into a blender, and blend for a minute or so, until the mixture is smooth. Pour in the cream, and pulse several times to incorporate the cream. Pour the mixture over the cooled caramel syrup in the flan mold.
4. Line a roasting pan with a damp kitchen towel. Place the flan mold on the towel, inside roasting pan, and place roasting pan on oven rack. Fill roasting pan with boiling water to reach halfway up the sides of the baking dish.
5. Bake in the preheated oven until the center of the flan is set but still slightly jiggly when moved, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Let the flan cool, then refrigerate for at least 4 hours. To serve, run a sharp paring knife around the inside of the mold or pie pan to release the flan. Invert a plate on the mold, flip the mold over, and gently remove the mold to unmold the flan and reveal the syrupy caramel topping.

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