Flan (Pudim de Leite)
Flan…who does not like flan? This is a very popular dessert in Brazil, there are hundreds and hundreds of version for flan, but you will not find anything so yummie like this one. It is true that this particular recipe may contain a little more calorie due to the condensed milk instead of only milk, but you will not regret…it is worth the calories. This is very rich and tasty, therefore a small portion is very satisfying.
1 can condensed milk
3 can milk (measured by the condensed milk can)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4oz cream cheese
½ cup sugar
¼ cup water
In a small pan place the water and the sugar, let it boil until the water is totally evaporated and the sugar is thick and brown.
Carefully pour the caramelized sugar into a pyrex, spread it and let is cool.
In a blender add all the other ingredients, make sure that is well mixed.
Pour into the pyrex where the brown sugar is hard, the mixture is liquid.
Bake it in a pan with water (banho-maria) for approximately 2 hours at 275F. Do not worry, it will be firm after the cooking. Let it cool completely and refrigerated for approximately 2 hour or more. To serve place a large plate on top of the pyrex and quickly flip, so the flan will be on the plate, carefully with the caramel sauce.