This is a yummy and simple flan recipe. It's not overly heavy and has a very nice texture and just the right amount of sweetness (I hate flans that kill you with sugar). Serving with strawberries adds a little more flavor, and depending on ripeness of the berry, offers either tart or sweetness. I had already taken a bite when I realized I forgot to take a picture! LOL.
2/3 cup white sugar
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a small nonstick saucepan, heat the sugar over medium heat. Shake and swirl occasionally to distribute sugar until it is dissolved and begins to brown. Lift the pan over the heat source (4 to 6 inches) and continue to brown the sugar until it becomes a dark golden brown. You may slightly stir while cooking, but continually stirring causes the sugar to crystallize. Pour caramelized sugar into a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish or a large loaf pan, and swirl to coat the bottom of the pan evenly.
In a blender, combine sweetened condensed milk, cream, milk, eggs and vanilla. Blend on high for one minute. Pour over the caramelized sugar.
Place the filled casserole dish into a larger pan and add 1 inch of HOT water to the outer pan. Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes, or until set.