300 ml (1 tin) condensed milk
500 ml (1 1/4 tin) milk
2 tbsp sugar caramelized to coat the dish
Caramelize the sugar by heating the sugar in a pan (don't leave it too long as it will burn and harden). Quickly pour onto the baking dish to coat the bottom and sides, it will harden soon if it doesn't coat the sides that is okay.
Combine all the ingredients beating lightly with a whisk, don't beat for a long time as the eggs will form bubbles. Strain the mixture which is optional and pour into the prepared dishes with the caramelized sugar and place it in the oven.
This flan can be steamed in the pan on top of the stove with water covering up to half the dish covered lightly so the steam evaporates, keep checking to make sure there is water in the pan.
It would be easier in the oven. Place the ramekins or the dish in a shallow pan filled half way with water and bake at 350F for about 30 to 40 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
When it is cool refrigerate for at least 6 hours before unmoulding and serve cold.
A little history...
When the Portuguese came to Sri Lanka, Muslims were called Moors because of the Islamic civilization of Al-Andalus from 711 to 1492 CE (current Spain). I admire Andalusia for the influence on civilization more on wiki.This famous flan in Sri lanka goes to A.W.E.D Spain, Iftar moments Hijri 1431, Two for Tuesdays, my cold dessert event and regional recipes Puerto rico.
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