a little of each

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Vanilla and Lime Flan June 2, 2013

Filed under: Desserts — alittlemoreofeach @ 2:44 pm
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Ingredients

Caramel:

½ cup sugar

3 Tbl water

 

Base:

2 cups condensed milk

2 cups whole milk

3 limes, zested

1 vanilla bean

6 eggs

 

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  To make the caramel, heat together the water and sugar gently over a medium flame until it is golden brown, about 10 minutes, ensuring the mixture does not burn.  Meanwhile pour the condensed milk and whole milk into a pan.  Add the lime zest.  Slice the vanilla pod in half and carefully scrape out the vanilla seeds and add these to the milk mixture.  Simmer the milk slowly for 15 minutes to let the flavors combine.  Once the caramel is ready, pour it into a cake pan and swirl it around to evenly coat the bottom of the pan.  Set aside.  In a bowl, beat the eggs well.  Slowly pour a little of the warm milk, vanilla and lime mixture into the eggs.  Once the eggs are warmed, pour in the rest of the milk.  Pour all of the mixture into the cake pan over the caramel.  Cook the cake pan in a water bath for 45 minutes to an hour.  Once ready, allow to cool and refrigerate overnight.  To serve, gently flip over the flan onto a serving tray.

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