Spanish Flan, sweet dessert

The flan, also known as crème caramel or caramel custard in some countries, is a tasty simple sweet dessert that may be served at fancy dinner parties as part of a variety for guests.

It differs from plain custard because of its sugary base which becomes its topping when inverted.

The recipe calls for 1 cup white sugar, 3 eggs, 1 can sweetened condensed milk, 1 can evaporated milk, and 1 tablespoon vanilla extract.

Ahead of preparation preheat an oven to 350 degrees F.

Then in a medium saucepan over a medium low flame, melt sugar until it turns into liquid and golden in colour. Slowly and carefully pour the hot sugary syrup into a 9 inch round glass baking dish making sure to turn the dish to ensure that the sides and bottom are evenly coated. Place aside.

In a large bowl, beat eggs; then beat in the condensed milk, evaporated milk, and vanilla until the mixture is smooth. Pour the egg mixture into the baking dish and cover with aluminum foil. Bake in the preheated oven for 60 minutes. When finished allow to cool completely.

After the flan has been completely cooled and you are ready to serve, carefully invert the flan on a serving plate with edges.


Macaroni and Cheese pie

The macaroni and cheese is one of the simplest meals available and with the right spices can be extra tasty. To make you need cooking spray, 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni, 1/2 cup butter, 2 cans evaporated milk, 1 tablespoon black pepper, 3 eggs, salt, 4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, and paprika.

To prepare, preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and spray a small casserole dish with cooking spray. In a saucepan add water and salt and bring to a boil before adding macaroni. Add oil to prevent macaroni pieces sticking together. Once cooked, remove macaroni and drain.

Melt butter in a pot over a low flame and add evaporated milk and pepper until warm. Beat eggs in a bowl and add evaporated milk mixture whisking until smooth.

Continue to warm over the low flame until thick and add macaroni and stir. Put macaroni mixture in a dish. Add shredded cheese and top with more macaroni. Do this until macaroni is finished, then top with cheese. Bake for about 20 minutes in a casserole.

To add extra flavour to a macaroni and cheese you may also add finely chopped onions and chopped bell peppers. In some recipes the onions and peppers may be blended with the milk and egg mixture for added taste.