Caramel Flan: Fabulous and filling

Uninvited, unwanted but that stubborn guest will still show up. Right in time. Though his estimated  time of arrival is unknown. Could be tonight, in the next hour, next minute. The moment you hear his fears footsteps at your doorstep, you’ll be ditched to the backside of the moon, six feet under; a place unreachable and silent as a dead shore where water never meets the land.

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Name of this inevitable, deadly guest is DEATH.

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His raven-black, voodoo presence will choke you, make you feel like a dead wood drifting downstream. He is like a treacherous chunk of cloud curtaining your windows from letting in rays of the sun. You’ll kneel down to God and pray hard for one last time for an exit as you are caught in a spider web; stuck, froze-up in a dark, dingy dungeon – your GRAVE, trapped in an unknown bottomless pit where there is no swimming forward or backward.

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But today you are still alive. Until your Guest arrives, celebrate life by doing good deeds, e.g. making Creamy Caramel Flan for family and friends.

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Caramel Flan. পুডিং

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, cook and stir sugar over medium-low heat until melted and golden, about 15 minutes. Quickly pour into a  2-qt. round non-stick baking dish, tilting to coat the bottom; let stand for 10 minutes.
  2. In a bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until thoroughly combined. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Pour over caramelized sugar.
  3.  Pour boiling water into a large pan to a depth of 1 in. Now place the flan dish in it. Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until center is just set (mixture will jiggle).
  4. Remove dish from the watery pan and cool it for 1 hour. Refrigerate overnight.
  5.  Run a plastic knife around edges and flip onto a large rimmed serving platter. Cut into wedges. Spoon sauce over each serving. 8-10 servings.

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Let the guest pop over in the Spring of hope or in the Winter of despair. Welcome him. Do not worry. Your Good Deeds  will make your final departure a grand, magnificent and memorable one.

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American Autumn :)

13 Comments on “Caramel Flan: Fabulous and filling

  1. Love flan! And yours looks gorgeous. Don’t think I’ve had it made with cream cheese — what a fun idea! I’ll probably eat the whole batch so there won’t be any left for the “guest” and he’ll go some place else.🙂

    • Peace & Blessings be upon you, John❤ Thank you for liking the 'cream cheese' idea. I didn't brainstorm it though. Try it and see how filling it is!
      Stay blessed, happy and healthy with your dear and near ones❤

  2. Love this caramel flan recipe! The use of condensed milk is such a nice touch. I don’t make flan often because every time I do I am tempted to eat more than I should but this recipe just screams for a flan night soon. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I love your poetic description of death! Yes, let’s not forget to celebrate life and respect the grim reaper, for death is a part of life. If you reject it, then you also reject life…

    Lovely shots (especially the one of the roses) and heavenly flan!

    Cheers,

    Rosa x

  4. I am sometimes obsessed with the idea of Death and dark and sombre. There is a portion of the poetic soul which admires that side as well. I read a lot of Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche work.That comes into my writing as well. I have always embraced every day as it comes. When I am deep pain I think of the approach this silent dark guest.
    But as you know, the poet within me doesn’t overpower the lively woman inside me. I continue to fight, embrace, cook and write for my family. Lots of Love

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