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Thursday, August 27, 2009

flan by any other name



C
ustard is one of life's most gracious pleasures. It is creamy, sometimes warm and always sweet. These are banana flans or creme brule de guineo or what ever other language you want to call a banana custard.



Have it like a flan....



or have it like a brule- its up to you. Why would you want the recipe? Are you going to make it? Let me know! Oh ok here's the recipe.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

1 cup and 1/2 cup sugar
6 large eggs
1 large ripe plantain
1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
2 13 oz cans evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preparation:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. You will need 6 ramekins or other specialty flan cook ware and a large baking pan to put them in.

Pour 1 cup sugar in warm pan over medium heat. Constantly stir sugar until it browns and becomes caramel. Quickly pour approximately 2-3 tablespoons of caramel in each ramekin, tilting it to swirl the caramel around the sides. Be careful the sugar is violently hot. Reheat caramel if it starts to harden.

In a mixer or with a whisk, blend the eggs together. Mix in the smashed up plantain. Mix in the milks then slowly mix in the 1/2 cup of sugar, then the vanilla. Blend smooth after each ingredient is added.

Pour custard into caramel lined ramekins. Place ramekins in a large glass or ceramic baking dish and fill with about 1-2 inches of hot water. Bake for 45 minutes in the water bath and check with a knife just to the side of the center. If knife comes out clean, it's ready.

Remove and let cool. Let each ramekin cool in refrigerator for 1 hour. Invert each ramekin onto a small plate, the caramel sauce will flow over the custard.

35 comments:

Cynthia said...

Give it to me any way! (lol)

Angie's Recipes said...

The banana flan sounds good and right.
It doesn't matter what they they are called....they are delicious.

Angie's Recipes

snugs said...

It's almost time for those little brulee filled jack-b-littles again! I cant wait..that was one of the very first fancy smancy city slicker foodie thangies that you turned me on to, ya know??

Danielle said...

mmmm.....banana

KennyT said...

These are some perfect flans I want! A madi gras is parading inside my mouth now just by looking at the photos!

doggybloggy said...

cynthia: you dont know what you are asking for...

angie: excatly

snugs: years will go by without rcognition...

danielle: and cream

kenny: who is going to clean up the mess?

Melody said...

You must be proud cause those babies are perfect!

Jenn said...

how did you brulee the top? did you use a torch or the broiler method?

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Banana, custard, brule - should be illegal.

Parita said...

Looks divine!

girlichef said...

I love flan, creme brulee, custard...and BANANA!!! Sounds amazing.

Donna-FFW said...

Bananas .. love all things with bananas. This is something Id love love love to try.

TavoLini said...

I'll take it with a cup of coffee!

buffalodick said...

Got a brule torch? Get one- they work like mad on all sorts of stuff! Love custard pie...

Dawn said...

Nice. And yeah either way is awesome. I just made a banana custard for some rasp tarts.
Nicely done Dog.

Mo Diva said...

i love flan!!!!

The Diva on a Diet said...

Call it whatever you like ... just don't forget to call me when its ready! ;)

nora@ffr said...

love the falvour. banana is one of my fav :D ye flan sound delish!!

teresa said...

i want to try the brulee, it looks so good with that crackle-y crust!

lisaiscooking said...

I've never had a banana flan, and it sounds great! How many bananas?

The Blonde Duck said...

I LOVE flan! No one else likes it but me!

Anette said...

I'm intrigued! Please send me the recipe on the banana flan!

Priya said...

Yummyy!!

Katherine Aucoin said...

You so have my attention! My youngest child begs, tries to bribe,promises me things, pleads, it's pathetic - lol

All she wants is for me to make Creme Brulee. I'm loving this recipe with the plantains...she won't have to beg.

5 Star Foodie said...

Banana flan (or custard or brulee) sounds wonderful! Thanks for the recipe!

Cate O'Malley said...

Mmm, can't go wrong no matter what you call it - delish!

The Duo Dishes said...

Brulée please!

pigpigscorner said...

give me give me!

Marjie said...

I love custard of any kind, as long as it's not chocolate. Nicely done, Dog.

Sweta said...

I could eat all of that in one go!! Unfortunately,the brat and the hubby have it in the "hate it" list :( Maybe I should just treat myself for a change ;-)

Jamie said...

Mmmmm I've never made flan and I so want to try now. Super yummy!

Stacey Snacks said...

This is what I would like served to me in bed for breakfast.......no crumbs!

Diana H said...

The recipe says plantains, do they work better than bananas? I like it all of those different ways.

Hornsfan said...

Drooling....still drooling, I love any kind of custard, pie, flan, whatever, how ever, yummy yummy yummy!

starrlife said...

I always used to make a pot of Tapioca pudding for comfort, PMS, trauma. Your Flan/custard looks wonderful!

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