Crazy as it seems, we are rarely home on July 4th, so I haven’t collected much in the way of red, white and blue. Deciding to have a few people over meant trying to get something together that would be holiday appropriate.
When the hubby saw plastic and paper on the table, he was amazed as he thought the days that I’d use such were long gone. Hey, sometimes you do what you gotta do! At least the flatware and the glasses are the real thing and the plastic plates are sturdy enough to be washed and used again.
With little to work with, the centerpiece is a challenge, but some red candles tied with ribbon, paper napkins flared in little white vases and a 99 cent thingy from WalMart are making the table look a bit festive.
I hope everyone saves room for one of my all time favorite desserts, Flan de las Cinco Leches
Flan de las Cinco Leches
2 c. sugar, divided
1 1/4 c. milk
1 12 oz. can evaporated milk
1 14 oz. can condensed milk and coconut milk
1 c. whipping cream
1/2 t. vanilla
In a heavy saucepan, melt 1 cup sugar over medium heat until caramelized. Stir constantly or sugar will burn. Pour into a 9″ glass pie plate or pan and, working quickly, tilt pan so caramelized sugar covers bottom and sides. Repeat with second cup of sugar.
In a blender, combine milks, eggs and vanilla until well blended. (This may have to be done in 2 batches. Divide the mixture between the two pans.
Set each pan in a larger baking dish and fill larger dish with water that comes about halfway up flan pans.
Bake in preheated 300 degree oven 1 1/2 hours or until flan tests done. Invert onto a serving plate.
This makes 12 generous servings. For 6-8 cut the recipe by half though you may want to make the extra to have some left over!
Wherever you are, however you celebrate have a happy 4th and give thanks for all the blessings we have in the U S of A.
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