Flan is a traditional Spanish dessert and there are many versions. This recipe is wonderful for it's simplicity. If you've never made flan before, now is the time to try this recipe. Unfortunately, I can eat an entire flan by myself in just one sitting. It is that wonderful! I try not to make it very often as it doesn't last and as I get older the less of this indulgence I can handle. Be aware: it is addictive.
Category : Sweets
FOR THE CARAMELIZED SUGAR: 10 tbsps sugar & 5 tbsps water: Heat sugar and water in small skillet over moderate flame, STIR CONSTANTLY!! When the sugar is golden brown remove and pour in six oven proof cups.
FOR THE CUSTARD: Beat whole eggs and yolks together, lightly. Add lemon rind sugar & milk. Pour into caramelized cups and place cups in a pan of hot water without letting the water in the cups. Cook on the stove for an hour, medium heat. Transfer to 350 degree oven and cook for another 25 min. A knife inserted in the custard must come out clean. Remove cups from the water, cool and the refrigerate. To serve, loosen custard with a knife and invert cup into a small dish.