I recently made a visit to the Maya Grill, which is found over at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. It is delightful restaurant that is off the beaten path; one that not a lot of people think about.
Well, of course, a restaurant that serves up Mexican food would offer flan, so I found one of the types of flan they offer and am sharing the recipe with you!
Cafe Con Leche Flan
Maya Grill, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
For the caramel coating
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon corn syrup
1. Butter 6 8-inch ramekins.
2. Place all ingredients in a heavy saucepan and cook over high heat, stirring constantly until caramel turns golden brown and runs clear (without traces of granulated sugar).
3. Pour the caramel into prepared ramekins and set aside to cool.
For the flan
2 cups milk
2 cups sweetened condensed milk
2 tablespoons coffee extract
5 large eggs
3 large egg yolks
1. Heat both types of milk and the coffee extract in a heavy saucepan over medium heat until just before boiling.
2. When bubbles begin to form around the edges of the pan, remove from heat.
3. Whisk the eggs and egg yolks into the milk mixture.
4. Pour the mixture into the prepared ramekins.
5. Place ramekins in a casserole pan and fill pan with hot water to reach 1/2 to 2/3 of the way up the sides of the ramekins.
6. Bake at 325 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes or until the skin on the top of the custard is set (no longer sticky).
7. Remove from oven and let cool.
For the garnish
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup water
1. Heat sugar and water in a heavy saucepan over medium heat until the mixture turns a golden color (to about 270 degrees; when mixture forms brittle threads when dropped into ice water, it is ready).
2. Drizzle onto greased aluminum foil or greased parchment paper in swirls and other desired designs.
3. Allow to cool (this takes only a few minutes).
4. Remove swirls with a spatula and use to garnish cooled flan, as liberally as desired.