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    Post #1 - May 27th, 2024, 9:45 am
    Post #1 - May 27th, 2024, 9:45 am Post #1 - May 27th, 2024, 9:45 am
    I find baked custards can be divisive. People either love them or find the texture not to their liking. I grew accustomed to that texture early as my grandmother was the queen of 7-layer Jello, which was served at all the major holidays.

    It had been a long time since I had made flan but I hosted a couple friends for dinner this weekend with a Mexican theme and I decided it would be the dessert.

    On Thursday I made the base, infusing it with Mexican cinnamon sticks and espresso.

    On Friday, I made the caramel and poured it into the individual ramekins. Next, I strained then poured the custard into the ramekins and baked them in a water bath. So much of getting these right is knowing when to pull them out of the water bath.

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    These chilled overnight in the fridge.

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    Served on Saturday with lazy canned whipped cream and raspberries.

    Truly luscious. When done right I will take a custard over a cake every time.

    The beauty of this recipe is that it can easily be infused with so many different flavors. I have done toasted coconut, chocolate-orange, vanilla-cardamom....
  • Post #2 - May 27th, 2024, 10:32 am
    Post #2 - May 27th, 2024, 10:32 am Post #2 - May 27th, 2024, 10:32 am
    Nice! That looks great, Lynn! I had no idea you could make the custard in advance but that's really good to know.

    =R=
    Same planet, different world
  • Post #3 - May 27th, 2024, 1:41 pm
    Post #3 - May 27th, 2024, 1:41 pm Post #3 - May 27th, 2024, 1:41 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:Nice! That looks great, Lynn! I had no idea you could make the custard in advance but that's really good to know.

    =R=


    SOP for flan and brûlée in the restaurant world.
    If you aren't tasting, you aren't cooking.
  • Post #4 - May 27th, 2024, 1:52 pm
    Post #4 - May 27th, 2024, 1:52 pm Post #4 - May 27th, 2024, 1:52 pm
    Evil Ronnie wrote:
    ronnie_suburban wrote:Nice! That looks great, Lynn! I had no idea you could make the custard in advance but that's really good to know.

    =R=


    SOP for flan and brûlée in the restaurant world.

    And then cooked a la minute?

    =R=
    Same planet, different world
  • Post #5 - May 27th, 2024, 2:06 pm
    Post #5 - May 27th, 2024, 2:06 pm Post #5 - May 27th, 2024, 2:06 pm
    No. Batch cooked early in the shift.
    If you aren't tasting, you aren't cooking.

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