Tuesday, June 17, 2008


If have lived in Puerto Rico before and had the chance to try the island's style of flan you will remember the creamy sweet flavor of the caramel and the flan mixing together in your mouth and a slight smile forming on your lips. That is what happened to me when I first tried flan in Puerto Rico back in the early 70's.

There are other dishes that I remember from our times on the island like arroz con gandules, Pan de Aqua (oh so delicious!), Pasteles, Bacalao and other's. The one fruit that my mom enjoyed were the butternut avacados that grew to a size that a normal person would have to use two hands to attempt to cover it.

The Recipe

Here is what you need to make your own flan it is very easy to make you just have to be patient in letting it cool unless you like the flan just a little bit on the warm side.

3/4 cup sugar
1 - 8 oz package of cream cheese
8 eggs
1 can consensed milk
1 can evaporated milk
1 tsp vanilla

In mold or pot, place 3 Tbs sugar & 2 Tbs water, mix well and cook on medium heat till sugar turns amber, than pour this into the bottom of your baking dish.

Beat all ingredients together.

Carefully pour into prepared pan & bake at 350F, in bain marie (water bath) for 50 minutes, or till golden.

Let the flan cool slowly. When cool but lightly warm invert onto a serving platter and serve or cool over night than invert onto a serving platter and serve.

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