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Recipe: Flan

5 eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 cups milk
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Butter eight 6 oz custard cups or ramekins. In small skillet over
medium heat, melt 1/2 cup sugar, stirring till it is a light brown
syrup. Pour syrup into buttered cups. Place cups in shallow baking
pan for easy handling. Preheat oven to 300 deg F. In large bowl
with mixer at low speed, beat eggs, salt and 1/2 cup sugar until
lemon coloured. Gradually beat in milk and vanilla extract. Pour
mixture in cups. Put hot water in pan around ramekins to within 1
inch of top of cups. Bake 1 hour until knife inserted in center
comes out clean. Cool on wire rack. Refrigerate. with knife loosen
custard from cups and invert onto dessert dishes, letting syrup
run down sides onto dish. Serves 8