photo by: Mikkel Vang
That being said, perhaps all flan recipes aren't created equal. I can only tell you that this recipe, which I pulled from the cookbook, The Best of Gourmet, and which calls for sweetened condensed milk is quite manageable. This brings me to something I've been meaning to discuss: sweetened condensed milk. Why is this food product not available at Trader Joe's or Whole Foods? Is it not a whole food? It's just milk and sugar, right? I mean, if Whole Foods carries shortening, I would think that they could find it in their hearts to carry sweetened condensed milk. And if I could take you a little further on this matter, if I had to blame this oversight on some entity--if it is indeed an oversight--I would blame it on the design/packaging people of Eagle Brand. With a product named sweetened condensed milk, you gotta make a sexier-looking can than this.
For recipe, click HERE.