*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                      Low Fat Caramel Custard  (FLAN)
 
 Recipe By     : Clebert@aol.com
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts                         Kitmail17
                 Healthwise
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3      Qt            BOILING WATER
      3/4  C             SUGAR CARMELIZED
    3      C             SKIM MILK
                         ZEST OF 2 LEMONS
    1      Pkg           EGG SUBSTITUTE (4-EGG EGG BEATERS) -- or 3 eggs
      1/2  C             SUGAR
      1/4  Tsp           SALT
    2      Tbsp          PURE VANILLA EXTRACT (OR 1 VANILLA BEAN)
 
 1- PRE-HEAT OVEN TO 350F.
 2- PLACE WATER ON HEAT
 3- PREPARE BAIN MARE' (WATER BATH)-PUT 8 PYREX CUSTARD CUPS (OR USE COFFEE
 MUGS) IN A 3 IN DEEP ROASTING PAN.  COVER THE BOTTOM OF THE PAN WITH COLD
 WATER. 4- PLACE THE LEMON ZEST AND SKIM MILK IN A SAUCEPAN, HEAT TO SCALDING.
 5- PUT 3/4 C SUGAR IN SAUCEPAN ON HIGH HEAT.    STIR CONSTANTLY UNTIL ALL THE
 SUGAR MELTS AND  CARMELIZES.  ---  EXERCISE CARE WITH THE MOLTEN SUGAR,IT IS
 VERY HOT AND CAN CAUSE SEVERE BURNS.  IF THE SUGAR SMELLS BURNT, TRY AGAIN.
 6- AS SOON AS THE SUGAR IS MOLTEN AND CARMELIZED, POUR  ABOUT TWO Tbsp OF THE
 SOLUTION IN THE BOTTOM OF EACH OF THE CUSTARD CUPS AND ALLOW IT TO SOLIDIFY.-
 BEAT THE THREE EGGS, 1/2 C SUGAR AND 1/4 Tsp SALT TOGETHER   AND STRAIN THE
 SCALDED MILK INTO IT (TO REMOVE THE LEMON ZEST). 7- MIX THE EGG AND MILK
 MIXTURE WELL, ADD THE VANILLA AND FILL THE CUPS TO WITHIN 1/4 IN OF THE TOP.
    (THE CUSTARD MIXTURE SHOULD BE ABOUT 3/4 TO 1 IN DEEP IN THE CUPS.).
  8- PLACE THE PAN WITH THE CUPS IN THE PRE-HEATED OVEN,    POUR ENOUGH WATER
 INTO THE PAN TO COME UP TO 1/4 IN OF THE TOP OF THE CUSTARDS, AND BAKE FOR 45
 MINUTES OR UNTIL THE CUSTARD FIRMS UP AND STARTS TO BROWN ON TOP.  ---  DO
 NOT OVERCOOK  OR THE CUSTARD WILL HAVE A GRAINY TEXTURE.  INSTEAD OF ITS
 INTENDED CREAMY, HEAVENLY SMOOTHNESS. (Ann’s Note:  when a knife inserted in
 the center of a cup comes out clean, it’s done)
 9- REMOVE FROM OVEN AND THE WATER BATH, AND COOL TO ROOM TEMP. PLACE IN THE
 FRIDGE UNTIL COLD.
 10-TO SERVE, CUT AROUND THE TOP OF THE CUSTARD AND    TURN UPSIDE DOWN ONTO A
 SMALL PLATE.  COVER WITH THE    LUSCIOUS CARMEL SAUCE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE
 CUP AND ADD A DASH OF FRESHLY GROUND NUTMEG IF DESIRED.    GARNISH WITH A
 SMALL FRESH MINT LEAF.          COPYRIGHT 1994 CHARLES C.  LEBLANC
 
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 NOTES : Per serving: 163 calories, .2 gr. fat, 9% of calories from fat, 2 mg.
 cholesterol