Homemade Spanish Flan
Preheat the oven to 350Â° degrees
Heat up sauce pan over medium heat for about 30 seconds add sugar and stir until sugar is completely melted and caramelized. Make sure the sugar does not burn or you will have to start all over again!
Pour the caramelized sugar into each individual flan mold or ramekin dish (single serving dish in which the food is cooked or baked and served) and swirl it around as to cover the bottom and sides of dish. Tip: Keep your baking dishes warm in the oven while preparing the flan so once you pour the caramel (melted sugar) into them the caramel will not harden as quickly.
In a large bowl beat the eggs then add the condensed milk, evaporated mil, vanilla extract and mix until smooth
Pour mixture into baking dishes
Bake in the preheated oven for 60 minutes al BaÃ±o Maria (water bath). To make sure the flan does not over cook check after 45 minutes, then every 3 to 5 minutes until done by inserting a knife in the middle checking until it comes out clean
Let the mixture cool completely before serving! Some people prefer to let the flan sit covered overnight and them warm it up al BaÃ±o Maria (water bath) before serving.
Above recipe makes 8 individual servings and takes about 60 minutes to prepare.