posted by BarbCA 05-15-98 12:41 PM Flan 1/4 cup sugar, caramelize to dark but not black shade 1 1/2 cups milk or half-and-half (1 1/2 teaspoon dried espresso coffee) 3 eggs 1/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla Pinch salt Pour caramelized sugar into 4-5oz. Ramekins or custard cups. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place 10-inch baking pan 1/2 full of water in oven while heating. Scald milk with coffee, if using coffee. Stir eggs with sugar, vanilla, and salt. When milk is hot stir into egg mixture. Strain into caramel lined cups. Place in water bath and cover lightly with a sheet of foil. Bake at 350°F.40 minutes or until just firm. Be careful not to over bake or it will be a watery mess instead of a creamy custard. Chill for several hours before serving. Turn out into dessert dishes, so that caramel is on top to make sauce.
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