Flan

Rosette Rooney Recipe

By Rosette Rooney NewOrleansLisa

This recipe was given to me by a little Mexican lady from Nuevo Laredo. I love it, as does everyone who has tried it. I changed one item from her original recipe - the caramel. I make it in the microwave, whereas she made it stovetop (mine is easier :) ). I hope you enjoy.


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Serves:
4
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Bake

Ingredients

3/4 c
white sugar
1 1/2 oz
water
1 tsp
vanilla
3/8 c
white sugar
1 c
milk
1 c
heavy cream
3
egg yolks, beaten
2
whole eggs, beaten
pinch
salt

Directions

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place the 3/4 cup sugar and 1 1/2 oz water in glass cup and microwave for 4 min. 45 sec. on high. Remove from oven and pour a little in each of four ramekins - just cover the bottoms.
2
In a heavy saucepan, bring milk and cream to a boil over medium heat. Stir and add the milk/cream, a little at a time, to the beaten eggs. Do this slowly so that you don't cook the eggs. When all of the milk and cream has been added to the eggs, add the other 3/8 cup of sugar, the vanilla and the salt to the mixture. Stir. Pour the mixture into the caramel lined ramekins.
3
Using a large roasting pan, place a tea towel in the bottom and place the ramekins on it - evenly spaced. Place the pan in the oven and carefully pour the boiling water to reach half way up the sides of the ramekins.
4
Bake the ramekins for 40 minutes. Remove and cool on a wire rack. When cooled, cover with plastic wrap and chill. I like to chill at least 4-5 hours. When ready to serve, run a knife around the sides of the ramekins, place a dessert plate over the top of the ramekin and flip both the plate and ramekin. Allow the caramel to drip over the flan before removing the ramekin. Enjoy!