Leche Flan with Whole Eggs



'- 1/2 cup sugar- 2 tablespoons water- 6 eggs- 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk- 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk- 1 teaspoon lime zest


'- In a clear, microwave-safe bowl, combine water and sugar. Stir well under sugar is completely dissolved. - Microwave on high for about 4 to 5 minutes or until color changes to honey-gold. Immediately pour into the ramekins or llaneras.- In a bowl, gently whisk eggs until there are no streaks of white.- Add condensed milk and stir until combined. Add evaporated milk and stir until well-combined. - Add lime zest and stir.- Using a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth, strain mixture. - Pour into prepared ramekins. Cover ramekins with foil and arrange in a wide, oven-safe dish with about 1-inch of water (water bath). - Bake in a 375 F oven for about 40 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of custard comes out clean. - Remove from oven, allow to cool and refrigerate to set. To serve, turn flan over on a serving plate, ending with caramel on top.

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