Monday, February 18, 2013

Fay's Flan

I didn't make this dessert, but I did get to eat it, so I vouch for its deliciousness.  And I hope I have the recipe correct, because this is definitely something Wayne's going to want again.
Fay's Flan

2 cups whole milk
2 cans sweetened condensed milk
12 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla

Combine all ingredients and pour into a 9x13" pan.  Bake at 350° for 35 minutes.  Chill for several hours or overnight.  Serves 12-15.

Note: We tried this with some Dulce de Leche and decided we liked it plain better.  You could also halve all the ingredients and bake it in a smaller 8x8" pan.

Another note: I don't have whole milk in the refrigerator, but I do occasionally have cream. Here are the substitutes I use.

Skim milk has no fat. 
1% milk has 2.5 grams of fat per cup
2% milk had 5 grams of fat per cup
Whole Milk [3.2%] has 8 grams of fat per cup.
Half & Half has 28 grams of fat per cup or 1.75 grams per tablespoon
Whipping Cream has 88 grams of fat per cup or 5.5 grams per tablespoon

To make whole milk out of skim milk and Half & Half: Use 2 ounces of half and half and six ounces of skim milk to make one cup. 

To make whole milk out of 1% milk and Half & Half: Use 3 Tablespoons of half and half and the balance 1% milk to make one cup. 

To make whole milk out of skim milk and heavy cream: Use 1½ Tablespoons of heavy cream and the balance skim milk to make one cup. 

To make whole milk out of 1% milk and Whipping Cream: Use 1 Tablespoon of heavy cream and the balance 1% milk to make one cup.

1 comment:

  1. Ooh that is like the recipe I use to make our traditional "Quesillo" except it is half the recipe and we put it in a round pan with a lid.
    There is a trick though,before you pour your mixture in, you melt some sugar until it's nice and golden brown. You, quickly, pour the caramel in the pan, coating the sides. Then you pour the mixture.
    Serve cool upside down.
    Mmm,... I think I might make some right now :-)

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