I love to cook so when I run across an easy recipe I will share it here on my blog. Most flan recipes seem so difficult but this one looks so easy. I only discovered this one on Facebook this morning so I haven’t tested it yet. Next time we drive into Aberdeen, we shop once a month, then I get the ingredients to test it. Hope you enjoy this one. Let me know what you think.
Step 1 – Blend in Mixer the following five ingredients
Cuetara Maria Biscuits, 7 oz (200 g)
4 Cups of Milk
3 Tablespoons Vanilla
1 Cup of Sugar
Step 2 – In a metal baking dish melt 4 tablespoons of white sugar with 1 teaspoon of water on low heat. Using low heat means the sugar will take a while to melt, but don’t be tempted to turn it up; sugar will quickly burn when cooked over higher heat. Using low heat gives you better control. Stir constantly until you get a caramel candy texture.
Note: it is best to use a wooden spoon or a high heat silicone spatula for stirring.
When making the caramel, make sure that all the sugar has completely melted and not gritty.
Using a potholder roll candy, while hot, around the baking dish to coat inside. Let sit for about 10 minutes to “set” the candy.
Step 3 – Pour in the Blended Mixture. Cover with foil and secure the edges.
Place into a larger pot with boiling water.
Note: Be careful placing into the boiling water bath so you don’t splash the water on yourself.
Turn off heat and cover with lid and let cook for 1 hour.
Note: Do not lift lid during the 1 hour – this will let out the steam that is “cooking” the flan.
Remove lid and foil to check consistency with a toothpick or wooden stick.
Step 4 – While warm roll melted candy around and up over flan. Let cool for at least 2 to 3 hours in the fridge (overnight if you have the time).
Step 5 – Invert flan on a plate and enjoy. Click here for a Tip on how to invert flan: