Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Creme Caramel....Sorta

Good Tuesday morning friends! It's gonna be another wet one today. I have a busy week still ahead of me. My sweet little princess has her first ballet recital on Saturday and we have full dress rehersal tomorrow night. I can hardly wait to see her all dressed up and dancing on stage. I am sure I will get emotional. The program is called Footsteps in Faith and I just know it will be beautiful. I will post some pictures of it all for you to see.

So on to something a little more delectable for today. I should start by saying how much I love using organic foods and eggs are no exception. Being a Foodbuzz featured publisher has it's perks too. We get to try new foods and this time around it was Eggland's Best eggs. They really are delicious eggs and I am one who uses a ton of eggs in the kitchen. There are very few dishes that I make that it doesn't call for them. So of course I was excited to try the organic eggs that Eggland's Best has. did I mention they are pretty too. Brown eggs are my favorite.
What all can you make with a dozen eggs? Here are some of the things that I made. Pasta Mama, Egg Salad Sandwiches, and of course Creme Caramel. I have never made this before and was a little nervouse on how it would turn out. I did not have the little custard cups to use (feel free to donate to the cause) lol, so I just made one big custard in a 9 inch cake pan. It took me a second to get use to the caramelized sugar (or burnt) if you will. But it really adds such a wonderful flavor to the custard. So much flavor in fact, I ate half of the custard by myself in almost one sitting. shhhhhh......don't tell anyone that part.
A little breakdown of the recipe for you and some pictures for that great visual effect.

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups sugar,divided
3 large eggs
2 egg yolks
1 1/2 cup evaported milk
1 cup regular milk
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract


Directions:

Place 1 cup sugar in a heavy saucepan and cook over medium heat 10 mites or until sugar caramelizes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Pour evenly into 8 (4-ounce) custard cups or 1 9" cake pan.

Does anyone see the pit bull in the pan? 

Heat both the evaporated milk and regular milk together until warm. I did this in the microwave.
Whisk together eggs, egg yolks, and remaining 1/2 cup sugar until blended. Gradually add warm milk, whisking constantly; stir in vanilla.


Pour mixture into prepared custard cups or cake pan. Cover each with aluminum foil; place in a 13-x9-inch pan. Add hot water to pan to a depth of 1/4 to 1/2 inch.

Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Remove custard cups or cake pan from water; uncover. Cool on a wire rack. Cover and chill 3 hours.
Run a knife around edge of cups to loosen; invert each onto a dessert plate.

Voila! A creamy and delicious dessert.


15 comments:

  1. This looks fantastic! I know this as flan too. I have not had this in years! Great job on your recipe.

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  2. This looks awesome. I bet you this tastes like a dream!

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    Did you know you were using our eggs?
    LOL
    How wonderful!
    Please keep us up to date on Ms. C's ballet event!!
    HUGS

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  4. Awesome blog! I love cookies and baking. Glad I found you on SITS.

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  6. Have never had flan very delicious looking and caramel is my favorite on even cheesecake I know I will love thisone!

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  7. My darling I popped in to wish you a love filled February full of blessings.

    Love & Hugs
    Duchess

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  8. This looks amazing! I especially love the pic with the floral print reflecting off the top of the custard. Great recipe and great photography!

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  9. Now how am I going to lose the Christmas cookie pounds with recipes like these?

    Thanks for stopping by Northwoods Adventures.

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  10. Goodness me oh my!!!!! Looks divine. I SEE the pit bull. That is awesome. Did you do that on purpose? Well anyway, I love creme brulle and I would NOT turn down your creme caramel.

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  11. Love the cookies. What a different recipe.
    Mary

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  12. I had 2 cookies this morning for breakfast. LOL They are so good with coffee.

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  13. Thank you so much Ms Sprout for the get better soon wishes! And thank you to for entering the Giveaway :)

    Hope your Valentine's is filled with sweetness!

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  14. Ok, this post definitely makes my mouth water. And your header also makes me hungry.:) Stopping by from SITS.

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  15. Welcome to the Foodie Blogroll!

    Wow, I just made my first creme brulee last weekend and I'm up for a custard challenge. Was going to do flan but this looks much better:)

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