Flan is, perhaps, Mexico's most common dessert.

It's a simple egg custard with a caramel top.

It can be prepared from packaged kits (like Jell-O) or made from scratch as Adriana is doing today.

She begins by cooking 3/4 cup of sugar and a some water until the sugar melts and begins to thicken.

When the color is right, she pours it into a baking dish.

She decided she wanted a darker caramel, so she placed the dish over a low flame.

She uses a blender to mix the custard.  It could be done in a bowl with a whisk.

The custard consists of one can each of condensed milk and evaporated milk, three eggs, 3/4 cup sugar and a spoon of vanilla.

She pours the custard mix over the darkened caramel and cooks it in the microwave for 12 minutes.

The finished dish is allowed to cool a bit before she runs a knife around the edges and inverts the dish onto a plate.

Each serving of the flan is doused with Rompope -- a rum-based Mexican eggnog.  Very good!

If you wish to write to Adriana Rosales you may send an e-mail to AdrianaR@rollybrook.com

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