I am not a chef nor to I pretend to be one. I do, however, love Puerto Rican food! Before my father passed away of Alzheimer’s he owned a Puerto Rican restaurant just a few steps from a beautiful beach in Puerto Rico and as such he left me a collection of recipes.
This is one of them.
- Four eggs
- one 14 oz can evaporated milk
- one 12 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
- one i-Tunes download of “Yo Habito Una Tierra Luz” by Tony Croatto
Here are the steps. Not all the steps have images so please read through carefully.
- Play “Yo Habito Una Tierra Luz” by Tony Croatto. This recipe will not work unless you’re playing this song. Yeah it’s in Spanish but so what.
- In a small saucepan, simmer two tablespoons of sugar over medium heat until it caramelizes.
- Use a wooden spoon. Not plastic. Like I did.
- Pour into an 8-inch baking pan and set aside.
- Spoil your puppy.
- Whip four eggs in a bowl with a mixer until it’s frothy.
- Add the condensed and evaporated milk. Mix it up.
- Now pour the mix into the 8-inch baking pan. Place the pan inside of a bain-marie, partially covered.
- Wait…look up what a bain-marie is.
- Stop freaking out because I don’t sound like I know what I’m doing. It turned out amazing.
- Bake at 375 degrees. At the 20 minute mark, sprinkle some cinnamon and sugar on top.
- Check every 10 minutes. The flan is ready when you can stick a toothpick in it and it comes out clean.
- Lest it rest for at least one hour at room temperature.
- Cover with sealing wrap and chill in the fridge overnight.
- Before you flip it, turn on the stove and place the pan on the stove for 5 minutes. Flip it over into a serving dish and this is what you get.
- Serves 8. This one serves one and a half. My wife is on a diet which I had totally forgotten about when I made this. Ask for forgiveness.
But not until after you make it.
Leonardo Ramirez is an author of Children’s Steampunk, Speculative Science Fiction and a graphic novel. He is also a husband, father and a 3rd degree Black Belt in American Karate. You can visit his website, Science Fiction for the Human Condition at Leonardoverse.com. His books are available for purchase on Amazon.