Saturday, May 10, 2014

Happy Birthday, Here's Some Goo.

PHOEBE: Ok, here are the birthday candles. Where's the birthday cake?
MONICA: Ok, we're not having birthday cake, we're having birthday flan.
CHANDLER: Excuse me?
MONICA: It's a traditional Mexican custard dessert.
JOEY: Oh that's nice. "Happy birthday Rachel, here's some goo."

But seriously, flan is delicious. One of my friends told me about the Nutella Flan she enjoyed at a restaurant about 2 hours away. I needed to have some without making the trip so I made my own by modifying my favorite flan recipe.

Nutella Flan
(Printable recipe)

Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup Sugar 
  • 1 5 oz can Evaporated milk 
  • 2 Eggs 
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract 
  • 1/3 cup Nutella

Directions:
1) Preheat oven to 350.
2) In a small saucepan, melt the sugar over medium-high heat until lightly browned.
3) Coat the bottoms of 4 1/2 c ramekins with that caramel.
4) Beat the eggs and add the Nutella, vanilla, and evaporated milk.  Mix well; it will be thin.
5) Arrange the ramekins in a large baking dish and add enough water to the baking dish around the ramekins for it to come half way up the ramekins.
6) Divide the flan mixture between the ramekins.
7) Place in oven and bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
8) Let cool then place in refrigerator until chilled and ready to serve.
9) To serve, run a knife around the outside of the ramekins, cover  with serving dish and turn over quickly, taking care that caramel does not spill.
10) Shake until flan slides out of ramekin and serve.


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