Easy Cuban flan with an irresistible caramel at the bottom
- 5 eggs large
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract or better yet a vanilla bean
- 1 can evaporated milk 354 ml
- 1 can Condensed milk 354 ml
- 2 tbsp Sugar
- 4 tbsp Water
I use a pot that has a removable handle to go in the oven for this dessert.
Start by making a caramel with the sugar and the water on a medium heat. Do not stir it (only to help dissolve the sugar and then stop. Once it is done (golden), off heat, spread it on the side of your pot by making circular movements.
In a bowl, beat the eggs. Add the milk. Stir. Then, add the condensed milk.
Add the vanilla, in whatever aspect you have it... powder, liquid, for me a bean that I opened the pod and removed the seeds from it by scrapping with a knife. Stir again.
Pour in your pan (or whatever dish you use and have the caramel is at the bottom.
Put in the oven for 35-40 minutes at 400°. To check if it is ready, insert a knife in, if it comes out clean. You've done it!