Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Dulce de leche Flan

     I really like to try new recipes. It gets my family to try new recipes and expand their palate. Also, it is cheaper to try a lot of foods at home then out to eat. Plus, what if we order something new and then don't like it? My husband will not share his plate. My oldest daughter will reluctantly share her food. It depends on my oldest son's mood if he will share. 

     Last year, I made dulce de leche for the first time and my youngest daughter loves it. So, I decided to make flan with dulce de leche. This custard is really good. I made them individual size so we each could have our own.
Dulce de leche Flan
1 1/2 cup dulce de leche
3 eggs
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 cups (12 oz.) milk
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water

  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees.
  2. Coat the bottom and the sides of 5 small ramekins (about 5.5 oz) with 1 cup of dulce de lech.  
  3. Place the ramekins into a large glass baking dish. 
  4. In a large bowl, whisked the eggs.
  5. Add the condensed milk, milk, and vanilla extract to the whisked eggs until smooth.
  6. Pour the egg mixture evenly into the ramekins.
  7. Carefully pour the boiling water into the glass dish to make a water bath. Make sure no water splashes into the egg mixture.
  8. Bake the flan for about 45 minutes. The flan should be set.
  9. Remove the individual ramekins from the water bath and allow to cool completely.
  10. Run a knife around the edges of each ramekins and invest the flan onto individual dishes (or to save dishes serve in the ramekins).
  11. Drizzle additional dulce de leche over the flan before serving.
Recipe adapted from

One year ago..................I made Olive Garden Salad.
Did you already know....
-A savory flan was served by Ancient Romans.
-One Ancient Romans savory flan was eel flan.
-Early recipes of a sweet flan was made with honey instead of sugar.

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