Saturday, May 29, 2010

A family secret revealed...

My Super Easy Flan Recipe...for Dummies


3 Eggs
1 Cup Sugar
2 splashes of Vanilla (extract)
1 Can Condensed Milk
Whole Milk (same amount as condensed milk)
Teaspoon Corn Starch (optional if you want the flan
to be more compact...otherwise it'll be more spongey)

1. In a deep metal bowl that will fit into the Pressure Cooker, add the Sugar and heat over medium high heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar melts and gets very liquidy. Take the bowl off the heat and with Oven Mitts turn the bowl around and around so that the liquidy sugar covers every inch of the sides of bowl. Continue doing this until the Sugar sets and stops running. Set the bowl aside to cool.

2. In a blender, combine all other ingredients. The amount of Whole Milk used should be the exact amount as the condensed milk, so just use the can of condensed milk as your measurer. Blend well until frothy. Pour into the sugar prepped bowl.

3. Add about an inch of water to the bottom of the pressure cooker. Cover the top of metal bowl with either aluminum foil or wax paper. With wax paper you'll have to tie a string around it to keep it in place. I think it comes out better with wax paper, but aluminum foil works too. Place inside pressure cooker, and heat pressure cooker on stovetop on medium heat. Once the pressure cooker starts "whistling", leave for 15 to 20 minutes (17 is a happy medium that I always do). THE FOLLOWING STEP IS IMPORTANT! After the 15 to 20 minutes, turn off the heat, but LEAVE pressure cooker on the burner for another 10 minutes (it will continue to cook very slowly). Then take pressure cooker off stove, let cool, take metal bowl out of pressure cooker and let cool. It'll need to cool to set before you can flip it over onto a plate, otherwise it'll fall apart when you do this.

4. Put in fridge. Serve cool. Voila! A perfect flan! Enjoy!


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