Sunday, January 12, 2014

Just call me Susie Homemaker

I made a flan!,  Yep you read that right, I made a flan. Kaluah Flan to be exact.

                                         This is what I needed to make it.

                                             Melt 4 cups of sugar
                                                    Still melting

                                              Still melting

                                                  Stop messing with my rug!!

                                             Stop being nosy

                                                 Don't look at the cat                                          

                                                        STOP fighting

                                                          Don't watch me!

                                                  We're getting there

                                                 Finally all melty...... And guess what? I just made caramel!!!

                                                              Pour it into a baking dish

                                                      Whisk 4 eggs

 Add 1 can sweetened condensed milk, and 1 can of plain ole evaporated milk, and whisk it all together. 

                                               Yummy Kaluah

                                              1 shot for me

                                                  3 tablespoons for the flan

               Mix that shit up!

                                              Pour mixture on top of caramel , and put the dish in a larger baking pan.

                                            Pour hot water halfway up the side of the flan pan

                                            Bake for 50 minutes to a hour

Sprinkle powdered cocoa ( and I put semi-sweet morsels on top )


Full recipe:

3/4 cup sugar
4 large eggs
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
2 tablespoons coffee-flavored liqueur (recommended: Kahlua)
Mexican chocolate shavings and cocoa powder, garnish
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a small saucepan, cook the sugar over medium heat until it starts to melt. Lower the heat and cook until caramelized to a golden brown. (Do not stir or touch the sugar, but swirl the pan to melt evenly.)

Pour into a metal flan mold or 9-inch cake pan. Turn the dish and swirl to evenly coat the bottom. Let caramel cool and harden.

Place the dish in a larger roasting pan and add hot water to come halfway up the sides of the baking dish. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs. Add the condensed and evaporated milks and Kahlua and whisk well to blend. Pour into the prepared pan. Bake until set and just firm in the center but still jiggles slightly, 50 minutes to 1 hour. Let cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate until well chilled, at least 2 hours.

To serve, run a thin sharp knife around the rim of the flan. Place a platter or large plate on top of the flan and gently flip over so the plate is on the bottom. Lift away the mold. Garnish with powdered cocoa and top with Mexican chocolate shavings.

Cut into wedges and serve immediately.

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