Mexican flan ranks among the all-time favorite of desserts, by virtue of its pleasing taste, texture, and presentation, perfectly suited to be enjoyed with a good cup of coffee.
- 1 can evaporated milk
- 1 can condensed milk
- 1 cup of milk
- 4 eggs
- 2 spoonfuls of vanilla
- 4 spoonfuls of sugar
- ⅓ cup of diced pecans.
- Place the sugar into a saucepan and cook with medium heat to the point of melting. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Blend the rest of the ingredients except for the diced pecans.
- Add the blended ingredients to the saucepan containing the melted sugar and cover with aluminum foil.
- Use the BAÑO MARIA method or steamer to cook for about 1 hour; you can tell when it is done by inserting a toothpick and seeing if it comes out clean.
- Remove from flame and allow to cool for approx. 1 hour.
- Remove from saucepan and decorate with diced pecans.
BAÑO MARIA: This is a method of cooking that involves placing one pan of ingredients inside another that contains water. This second one is directly exposed to the source of heat.
NUTRITIONAL FACTS FOR SOME INGREDIENTES IN THE MEXICAN FLAN RECIPE
- SUGAR helps maintain a necessary degree of energy in the human metabolism and is positive to the maintenance of different organs, including the brain and muscles in the body.
- PECANS are rich in fiber and carbohydrates, proteins with little sugar content but high in calories. They contain vitamins A, B1, B6, E and minerals like potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper and iron. In addition: Omega 3, amino acids, folic acid, and niacin. Pecans reduce good and bad cholesterol. They are recommended for prevention of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, arteriosclerosis, and dehydrated skin. Help to maintain function of the brain.