Vanilla and Lime Flan Recipe By Esperanza Platas Alvarez (Planet Food Mexico)
Preheat the oven to 360 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a bowl, crack the eggs and beat together. Slowly pour a little of the warm milk , vanilla and lime mixture into the eggs. This will temper the eggs and prevent them from scrambling from the heat. Once the temperature of the eggs has been raised by the warm milk, pour in the rest of the milk. Pour all of the mixture into the cake pan over the caramel.
Cook the cake pan in a water bath by placing the pan inside a larger pan which is filled half way with water. Place in the oven and cook for 45 minutes to an hour.
This is an extremely impressive dessert to serve at the end of a meal. It is highly on the sweet side and tastes great when paired with something acidic like strawberries macerated in balsamic vinegar.
April 10, 2010