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Come Party With Me: Season Premiere - Menu (Part II)


After a make your own soft taco, dinner guests at my Ugly Betty season premiere party will be ready to sit back and watch the show. However, I won't let them leave the party without a sweet treat for dessert. When Ugly Betty is over, I'll invite everyone back into the kitchen for a creamy flan. The recipe actually comes from Betty Suarez herself, complete with funny little side notes. To get this classic recipe,


Ignacio's Flan
From ABC's BettySuarez.com - written by Ugly Betty herself

1 cup white sugar
3 or 4 eggs (depending on your taste)
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 can evaporated milk
1 tbsp vanilla extract

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Unless it is our oven, which runs too hot and then too cold so we set it at 200, then move the dial to 500 after 15 minutes.
  2. Melt sugar in a saucepan over low heat until it's liquidy and golden. Tell a story about the old country being "sugar" and America being "syrup." Pour liquid sugar into baking dish. Be sure to cover the sides.
  3. Beat eggs in a large bowl. Repeate over and over how mom made the best flan and this doesn't even come close. Stir in condensed milk, evaporated milk and vanilla until smooth. Pour mixture into baking dish. Cover with "tin foil."
  4. Bake for 60 minutes. Then let cool while you sneak a cup of coffee.
  5. Invert it carefully onto a precious serving plate your mother hand carved from Mexico. Share the serving plate story for the 800th time.
  6. Serve flan. Tell Justin it is "fat-free."

I love the Betty notes on every step. And Fat Free!? Ha!

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ladyliz ladyliz 8 years
My mom makes the best flan, but i would love to try this version.
ladyliz ladyliz 8 years
My mom makes the best flan, but i would love to try this version.
herbalbrownies herbalbrownies 8 years
Looks easy to make!
nikks nikks 8 years
<3Lecheflan. I love putting them in the freezer!
nikks nikks 8 years
Mmmmmm Lecheflan! I love putting them in the freezer!
rapture1 rapture1 8 years
hollitosway: A trick I learned from these amazing Peruvian caterers is to use a bundt cake pan. It gives a lovely effect, and you can get it anywhere. Does anyone else use a bano maria when they make flan?
busybeegal busybeegal 8 years
Oooooh, flan. One of my all time favorite desserts. Anything custardy is a winner in my book.
misslarue misslarue 8 years
Whenever I see flan I think of the movie Envy with Jack Black and Ben Stiller.
lexichloe lexichloe 8 years
Never had flan, the name just doesn't sound like something I want to put in my mouth. But the pic is pretty...:)
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
i love that this came from the show you are going to watch!!
DesignRchic DesignRchic 8 years
I LOVE Flan! I make a really yummy Coconut Flan that's always requested at family gatherings.
sumnboutme sumnboutme 8 years
mmmmm, i love flan...in the philippines we call it "leche flan"...my favorite growing up.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
Lol, I love Step #6!
partysugar partysugar 8 years
JLew1982: The recipes that I have used to make flan all have 4 eggs so I would go with 4.
JLew1982 JLew1982 8 years
I love Mexican flan. How many eggs, though? 3 or 4, I don't know how many to use.
valepere valepere 8 years
It sounds like the one I made last night, except that I added Philadelphia cheese and it got extra creamy, super good! :) Oh, and I added "cajeta" or dulce de leche instead of the caramel.
hollitosway hollitosway 8 years
does anyone know where I could order a real mexican flan pan online?
bart-simpson bart-simpson 8 years
i sooo love flan!! (aka leche plan from the Philippines.. ohhh yeaah!!)
Liss1 Liss1 8 years
I have never had flan it looks like cheescake!
controlledspin controlledspin 8 years
I love flan!! :)
kiwitwist kiwitwist 8 years
sounds pretty easy too!
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