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Canistel Flan
« on: January 12, 2014, 02:28:05 PM »

Canistel Flan
Flesh of 3 canistels (~1 cup)
4 eggs + 1 egg yolk
1 12-oz. can evaporated milk
1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg (freshly grated
3/4 cup sugar


Preheat your oven to 350F. Defrost the canistel flesh if it’s been frozen. Add the four eggs and one yolk to the canistel in a large bowl and mix. Add the evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg and mix until well-incorporated. Used an immersion blender to break up the lumpy bits of canistel. The condensed milk is already plenty sweet, plus we’re making a caramel, so it won’t need any more sugar. Note that the color is almost entirely from the canistels, not the eggs. Then, pour it through a strainer.

Next, the caramel. Put the 3/4 cup sugar into a saucepan over medium heat. Just leave it be until the sugar starts to melt, then stir occasionally with a fork to incorporate the rest of the un melted sugar. After about ten minutes, you should have liquid (molten! be careful) golden-brown caramel.

Set up eight 4-oz. ramekins in a baking dish large enough to hold them, with sides at least as tall as the ramekins. Working quickly, spoon a couple spoonfuls of the caramel into each of the ramekins. It will solidify quickly. Then pour the flan mixture into each of the ramekins. When they’re all filled, place the baking dish in the oven and pour about 4 cups hot water into the baking dish (enough to come about halfway up the sides of the ramekins). Bake for about 40-45 minutes, until fully set (you can stick a skewer into one to get a sense of whether they’re cooked through). Remove and let cool on a rack.

To serve, run a knife around the edge next to the ramekin, to loosen the flan. Then put a plate over the top of the ramekin, and flip the plate and ramekin over. The flan should release onto the plate, topped with the caramel.


« Last Edit: January 12, 2014, 02:46:16 PM by dongeorgio »


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