Ok, we have been eating out...well, when we go to the city to buy groceries we have to eat someplace. There is a good Mexican Restaurant and they have a dessert call Flan. This Flan has a hint of lime...so being cheap (frugal), I decided to make a flan...Mexican Flan. Besides, after finishing one of their meals, we are to full to eat and really enjoy the flan. So may the test begin.
#1 I bought Jello instant flan mix.
#2 Tonight's recipe was easy and it turned out ok...I did cook the sugar to long. Did you know cooked sugar turns into glass when you cook it to much. But I must say, the sugar was all melted. When I poured it into the custard cups, it became hard as a rock...and it stayed that way through the cooking, cooling, and removal process. We did have a little bitty taste of the sauce. Now the bowls are soaking, maybe it will soften the "glass".
Preheat oven to 325 degrees
Melt 1/3 cup sugar...slowly stirring until dissolved - it will become a rich light brown...don't cook to long
Pour into 6 custard cups...tilting to cover the bottom
1- 12 oz can of evaporated milk
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
Mix well with whisk and pour into 6 custard cups
Sit cups in 9x13 inch pan...pour hot tap water into 9x13 pan about 1 inch deep. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. A knife will come out clean or they will no longer giggle.
Remove from water and cool on rack, then cover and refrigerate.
To remove from cup - slide knife around edge and cover with plate and flip..