Flan Caramelisado (Carmel Custard)
- 2 c
- sugar (divided)
- 3 1/2 c
- milk or cream
- 1 stick
- cinnamon stick
- 6 large
- eggs, (beaten)
- 1 tsp
- vanilla (mexican) or other
1. Place 1 cup of sugar in a heavy pan. Stir sugar at low heat until it is liquid and light, golden brown.
The flan needs to be warm before doing flambe'
Have a few Tablespoons of sugar ready in a small bowl to scatter on the food to be flamed just before igniting.
3.) Barely warm 50% alcohol liquor, such as brandy or rum--can be done in a ladle with a long wooden match or lighter held under it. When it catches aflame, pour the liquor over the food to be flamed. Or warm in small pan and when first bubbles come, pour over warm food and ignite.
4.) For safety, have a lid handy for snuffing the flame, if it is needed.