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Flan

Topping
1 cupsugar
2 tablespoonslight corn syrup
Custard
2 cupsmilk
1 cupcream
4eggs
1/2 cupsugar
1 teaspoonvanilla extract
pinch of salt
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Flan - Equipment List

Saucepan
Blender

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Flan - Instructions

To make the topping:
In a 2-quart saucepan, heat sugar, corn syrup and 1/3 cup water together over medium
heat. Bring to a simmer and cook, without stirring, but swirl gently to evenly brown.
Cook for about 10 minutes, or until the syrup turns deep golden in color. Remove pan
from heat and pour syrup immediately into an 8-inch round cake pan. Swirl to coat
bottom of the pan evenly. Allow syrup to cool and harden.

To make the custard:
In a medium saucepan, heat the milk and cream together over medium heat until steam
appears and an instant-read thermometer reads 160 degrees when placed in the milk.
Remove from heat.

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

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In a kettle, bring 2 quarts of water to a boil.

Place the eggs, sugar, vanilla and salt in a blender. Blend on medium speed for 1
minute. With the blender running on low, remove the cap from the blender top and
slowly pour the milk mixture into the blender. Blend for 1 minute. Pour the egg and
milk mixture into the cake pan over the hardened syrup.

Place the cake pan in a larger baking pan. Pour boiling water into the baking pan to
reach halfway up the sides of the round pan, forming a water bath. Cover the baking
pan loosely with foil. Bake for 65 to 70 minutes, until the custard is set. Remove the
inner pan to a wire rack and let it cool to room temperature.

To unmold the flan, run a butter knife around the inside edge of the pan to loosen the

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custard. Place an inverted large plate over the top. Quickly turn over the plate and
pan together. Gently shake the pan to release the custard. Serve immediately.

Serves 8

CHEFS Note: This recipe can be made in individual servings. Working quickly, pour
portions into 8 small ramekins and reduce baking time to 35 to 40 minutes.

CHEFS™ Kitchen

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