over the holiday season
we had a phamily reunion of sorts,
laughing and judging and
talking in loud voices that sound
like we’re arguing but what we
were really doing was
just talking loudly and normally.
we had flan for dessert,
which i always call Flan for Lan
because it’s all about me
because it just rhymes with my name.
flan for Lan
18 individual ramekins
*note: to invert the flan onto plate, run a knife along the rim of the ramekin to loosen it. this recipe can easily be halved.
4 cups coconut creamer (i used So Delicious)
1 1/2 cup sugar, divided
juice of one clementine
1. heat oven to 350°. melt ½ cup sugar in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. cook until sugar is a golden brown, 12–13 minutes. DO NOT STIR.
gently pour caramel into individual serving size oven safe ramekins; place inside a roasting pan.
2. whisk remaining 1 cup sugar with eggs in a bowl until thick. add creamer and clementine juice; whisk into a smooth custard. ladle custard into ramekins; transfer roasting pan to oven. pour hot water into roasting pan to come halfway up ramekins. bake until custard is set but still slightly loose in the center, about 1 hour. carefully transfer ramekins to a wire rack; let cool. chill at least 2 hours or up to overnight. invert flan onto serving plates.