Monday, July 28, 2008

Flan

This recipe comes out less eggy than a regular flan because it uses egg substitute which is just fine with me. As far as I'm concerned it's a dessert which is a must from time to time when you are dieting:)

Make sure you don't stir the sugar while it is dissolving because you will crystallize it, just swirl it around from time to time if you want to speed it up.

If you want to give it a nice orange scent which doesn't really do much for the taste, just add 2 teaspoons of grated orange rind (be careful not to add the whites, just the outer skin) to milk and simmer over low heat for about 10 minutes. Don't forget to let it cool down before you add it to the rest of the ingredients so that you don't cook the eggs into an omelet:)

FLAN

Ingredients:
1 1/3 cups sugar, divided
3/4 cup egg substitute
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 (12-ounce) cans evaporated skimmed milk

Directions:
Place 1 cup sugar in a large heavy skillet over medium heat; cook 5 minutes or until sugar dissolves (do not stir). Continue cooking until golden, and stir well. Immediately pour into a 9-inch round cake pan, tipping quickly until sugar coats bottom of cake pan, and set aside.

Combine remaining 1/3 cup sugar, egg substitute, vanilla, and milk; stir well. Pour into prepared cake pan; place in a large, shallow pan. Add hot water to pan to a depth of 1 inch. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean. Remove cake pan from water; let cool 1 hour on a wire rack. Cover and chill 4 hours.

To serve, loosen edges of flan with a knife or rubber spatula. Place a serving plate, upside down, on top of cake pan; invert flan onto plate. Drizzle any remaining syrup over flan.

Makes 8 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)
Per Serving:

Calories: 210
Fat: 0.2 g
Carbs: 44 g
Protein: 9

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