At home, we speak 3 languages! I am French, my husband was born in Cuba, and we have 2 wonderful little Canadians. Since passing along our cultures and languages is important, we use the 3 languages on a daily basis. The kids, specially Mini-Superman, get confused for now, but later they will rock the world!
For my first recipe, I will share a simple recipe, a Flan, a Cuban Flan. We love it because it does not require a lot of preparation and it does not have a season. And actually, in winter, when the nice fruit are unavailable, it is perfect.
One thing I must admit… It is not the best looking dessert, but it is still tasty nonetheless.
I keep talking about that dessert like if it was mine but all the credit goes to my husband, el Cubano, he is the one mastering the Flan.
- - 5 eggs
- - Vanilla to taste
- - 1 can of evaporated milk
- - 1 can of condensed milk
- - 2 table spoons of sugar and 4 table spoons of water
- We 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, just move your pot regularly. Once it is done, off heat, spread it on the side of your pot by making circular movements.
- In a bowl, beat the eggs. Add the evaporated 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 used) where the caramel is at the bottom.
- Put in the oven for 35-40 minutes at 400°F. To check if it is ready, insert a knife in, if it comes out clean. You've done it!
Bon appet’Eat 🙂