Flan is a delicious dessert that is easy to cook. You may want to read the instructions again before you start the process in order to have a better understanding of the hot-water-bath method, if you are new to it.
- 5 eggs
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 cups whole goat milk
- 1 3/4 cups sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
First, make a hot water bath for the flan by setting a 9-inch cake pan in a larger pan (broiler pan). Hold down the cake pan so it won’t float, and add enough hot water to the larger pan to come three-quarters of the way up the outside of the cake pan. Then remove the cake pan and put the larger pan of water in a preheating 350°F oven while you mix the flan.
Melt the 1/3 cup sugar directly in the cake pan the flan will be baked in. To melt evenly, hold the pan securely ( use tongs if you have one) over or just resting on a burner. Shake and tilt the pan, rather than stirring the sugar. Watch carefully. Once melted, the sugar will caramelize and begin to brown quickly. As soon as it turns golden brown, tilt the pan so that the entire surface is covered. Remove from heat. The caramel will harden and crack, but do not worry.
Beat together the eggs and the 1 3/4 cups sugar. Add the salt, water, cinnamon, vanilla, pumpkin puree and goat milk. Set the caramel-lined pan in the middle of the hot water pan in the oven. Carefully pour the egg mixture into the cake pan. Bake for 30 minutes or until the custard has set. Test by gently pushing custard in center with back of the spoon. When baked, a crevice about 3/8 inch deep will form.
Carefully remove the baking pan from the oven and remove the flan dish from the hot water bath and allow to cool. While the flan is still warm, run a knife around the edge to loosen it. To remove flan, place a large, deep plate face down on top of the dish and invert the flan onto the plate. Make sure the plate is large enough to hold the flan and has enough of a well to hold the syrup. The flan will slowly slip free and the caramel sauce flow out.
Pumpkin Flan can be served warm or chilled. The flan can be prepared 2 days in advance and kept covered and refrigerated. The recipe makes about 8 servings.Click Here! Buttermilk Dairy Milk Eggnog Flavored Milk Heavy Cream Light Cream Whipping Cream Sour Cream Whipped Toppings Yogurt Packaged Cheese Feta Mozzarella Parmesan Provolone Ricotta Vegetarian Blue Cheese Cheddar Cheese Blends Almond Milk Soy Milk Milk Substitutes Butter & Margarine Cheese Assortments & Samplers