Flan, Canary-Style (Quesillo)
Adapted from Delicioso! by Penelope Casas. Flan is a traditional Spanish custard. The addition of almonds gives a delicate and sweet flavor.
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
2 cups milk
1/3 cup ground blanched almonds
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Prepare caramelized sugar by heating 1/2 cup sugar in a small, heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar melts and is golden brown. Divide syrup among (5) 6-oz custard cups; tilt and rotate each cup to coat the bottom and the bottom portion of the sides.
Whisk eggs; add both types of milk and ground almonds.
Pour egg mixture into prepared custard cups; place cups in a 9" x 13" baking pan. Pour very hot water around cups to within 1/2 inch from the top. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center of the custard comes out clean.
Remove custards from the water bath; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Invert custard cups on a dessert plate to unmold. Caramel syrup will run down side of custard forming a sauce. Serve cold. Makes 5 servings
Makes 5 servings
Per serving: 327 calories; 12g total fat; 5g saturated fat; 149mg cholesterol; 124mg sodium; 44g total carbohydrates; 11g protein;
Allergy Warning: Contains milk and eggs and other nuts