Mi Huerta Market
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Sarah Chovanetz – May 18, 2016
Keep it Simple
When Mi Huerta went to the Grocers Expo this week a very special dish was served for taste testing. It was traditional, simple, and has been a popular Mexican recipe for many generations! It was a big hit and made with our very own Mi Huerta Vanilla too. In case you haven’t guessed it yet, I am talking about traditional Mexican Flan!
The way to make it so that it tastes perfect and authentic is so easy it’s funny! Sometimes simplicity is best and when it comes to this recipe, that’s exactly what you’re getting, aside from it being absolutely delicious of course!
Let’s start with the basics:
1 Can of La Lechera Condensed Milk
1 Cup Regular Milk
1/2 Cup of Sugar
1 Tsp of Mi Huerta Pure Vanilla Extract
1 Tsp of Coffee Liqueur (optional)
Now for the fun part, how to create your authentic, Mexican Flan!
- In a non-stick flan mold, add the sugar and make sure it is evenly spread. Leave it to cook on the stove until it reaches a nice, dark color. In the meantime, heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Back to the sugar, when you see this reaction, remove the non-stick flan mold from the stove and make sure that it’s evenly spread as expressed already so that you can leave it to cool off.
2. Now that the mold is cooling, mix in your blender the 3 eggs, La Lechera Condensed Milk, regular milk and the tea spoon of Mi Huerta Vanilla. After it’s mixed well, place it in the non-stick flan mold where the cold caramel had rested. To cook this, fill baking pan with 1/2 inch of warm water, cover with a tent made out of aluminum foil. Bake until custards are just set for 30 to 40 minutes. After, remove the pan from the oven and remove custards from pan.
- Serve when cooled, or cover flans with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to unmold.
- To unmold, run a knife carefully around the edge of each custard. Place it on a plate, and drizzle 1 teaspoon of coffee liquor, if wanted, over each flan.
Other Ways to Spice Things Up!
You can always get creative when making Flan. From sprinkling cinnamon and sugar to adding whipped cream, the possibilities are almost endless. However, what I love about this specific recipe is that it sticks to the basics and is the traditional and authentic Mexican Flan recipe. It’s the perfect dessert, seriously appetizing, and overall its SIMPLE and easy to make! Obviously there are more options for those who crave other sweet toppings. You can add berries on top, drizzle chocolate or caramel on top, whatever your heart desires, it can probably be added on top of your flan and won’t disappoint your taste buds.
Hopefully next time you can join us at The Grocers Expo and see what else we have in store!