tacogate '08: mrs. morales' flan

UPDATE:  We’ve been visited by Mrs. Morales!  Check out the comments for the recipe for this monumental flan!

A giant fucking flan.

This enormous, delicious flan was oh-so-kindly prepared by Mrs. Morales. Her son Jason, a Scrabble-a-thon participant, informs me that she reads TNS and would be tickled to see a picture of her huge and scrumptious flan. So I give you: Mrs. Morales’ Flan. It had a perfect texture, delicious caramel, fed 20 people easily and balanced the federal budget, all before noon.

Mrs. Morales, your son is terrible at Scrabble, but we love your colossal, Brobdingnagian, wonderful wonderful flan.

If we all ask very nicely, there is a chance she may appear in the comments and tell us how to make this outstanding, gargantuan flan.

0 thoughts on “tacogate '08: mrs. morales' flan

  1. That is indeed one gorgeous flan. I don’t play scrabble for shit, but I’m a fast learner. I may have to locate, stalk, and crash. I’ll bring homemade tortillas.

  2. susan: tell me about it! no one wanted to cut into it because it looked so good, so i had to take one for the team. i’m selfless that way.

    kate: anytime!

  3. Scrabble! it’s been yonks – maybe it’s time to bring it out again! Great Looking Flan, Michelle – and I’m selfless like you. Thanks for visiting!

  4. carol: it’s always time for scrabble!

    peter: thanks! flan: fun to say, more fun to eat!

    linda: it practically had it’s own zip code. that plate it’s sitting on is 14 inches in diameter.

  5. I’ve gotten tired of waiting for my bribery so here is the receipt:

    -double boiler, (large enough, no plastic this is going in the oven)
    -stove, oven (pre-heat)

    -3 cans of carnation milk
    -9 large eggs (3 eggs per can of carnation milk if you’d like to make a smaller flan)
    -1/2 cup sugar
    -pinch of salt
    -2 tsp vanilla extract
    -1 8oz package of cream cheese at room temp

    Step 1
    -Mix eggs, cream cheese, milk and sugar (if you use 3 cans of milk you’ll have to do this step in two batches)
    -strain mixture into large bowl, add vanilla and pinch of salt

    Step 2
    -in inner pot mix 1 cup sugar and enough water to just cover the sugar. mix sugar and water.
    -over low heat caramelize sugar DO NOT STIR AT THIS POINT. When mixture starts browning then move pot so all mixture browns. Careful not to burn.
    -remove from stove, allow to cool 3-4 minutes

    Step 3
    -pour mixture from Step 1 onto caramelized sugar.
    -place double boiler in preheated oven at 350F for approximately 45 minutes.
    -the water in between pots should be about half way
    -it’s done when knife comes out dry

    Step 4
    -Allow to cool to room temperature then cover and refrigerate over night
    -to unmold knife around flan
    -cover with a plater larger than the pot then carefully and quickly flip over.

    Step 5

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