Preparation / Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spread 1/2 cup sugar evenly over bottom of 8-inch round baking dish. Heat
oven 30 minutes, or until sugar is melted to a golden-brown syrup. Remove
oven, let cool 15 minutes (or until hard) While you wait, in medium bowl,
eggs well with electric beater. Add 3/4 cup sugar, the evaporated milk,
milk, and the vanilla. Mix until the sugar is totally dissolved. Pour this
mixture over the hard sugar in the baking dish. Place in a shallow pan so
you can pour water up to 1 inch around the baking dish. Bake 1 hour, or
knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool before putting the baking
dish in the fridge, then refrigerate well. To serve, slide a sharp, thin
around the edges of the flan; put a serving plate over the baking dish and
invert. If the flan doesn't slide out immediately, let it sit upside down
10 or 15 minutes and as the sugar warms and dissolves, the flan should slide
onto the serving plate easily.
Serve as is or decorate with fresh fruit.
Notes: While it varies in flavor and presentation, flan or baked custard is
popular dessert in many Caribbean islands. While it varies in flavor and
presentation, flan or baked custard is a popular dessert in many Caribbean