Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Flans With Raw Sugar

This flan with raw sugar sauce by dailydelicious is special in a way that its preparation is different from the many that I have come across and tried out. Those that I have tried out uses caramel but this uses muscovado sugar . The raw sugar will turned caramel after baking.  Save time and energy and the result is as good as the custard that uses caramel base.   I will not be happy if I did not try it out.  Delicious and after every mouthful , one tends to scream for more. Try it and no regrets, I assure you :)

Flans With Raw Sugar  - taken from Dailydelicious

130 g
light or dark muscovado sugar
⅜ teaspoon
large eggs
120 g
⅛ teaspoon
3 cups

EQUIPMENT: Eight 6-ounce custard cups or ramekins

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Put a kettle of water on to boil.

Combine the muscovado sugar thoroughly with ⅜ teaspoon of the salt, pinching or mashing the sugar to eliminate lumps. 

Divide the mixture among the custard cups or ramekins and press the sugar lightly with another small cup to even it out and compact it. Set the cups in a baking pan large enough to hold them with space between them.

In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar, and the remaining ⅛ teaspoon of salt until well combined. 

Heat the half-and-half in a saucepan over medium heat until steaming (140° to 145°F); it will be just too hot for you to insert a finger for more than a moment at this temperature. 

Gradually whisk the half-and-half into the eggs. Strain the mixture into another bowl to eliminate any hits of egg.

Ladle the flan mixture very gently onto the sugar in the custard cups or ramekins, disturbing the sugar as little as possible. Some of the sugar may float up, but it will eventually settle back down in the bottom. 

Place the baking pan in the oven, pull out the rack, and carefully pour enough boiling water into the pan to come halfway up the sides of the custard cups or ramekins. Slide the rack back into the oven and bake until the custard is just a little wobbly in the center, 20 to 25 minutes. 

Remove the pan from the oven and remove the cups with tongs. Let cool for 15 minutes, then refrigerate at least 4 hours, but preferably 12 for maximum sauce.

To serve, run a thin knife around the edge of each cup and invert onto a rimmed plate.

Quote for the day

Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave,
but not our hearts.
~ Liver Wendell Holmes~


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