I went through a phase a few years ago. And when I say 'a few' I mean like 8 years ago. I was going to perfect flan. It took me numerous tries and a few different recipes and techniques to realize that I just don't like flan. I am not sophisticated enough for it, I'm sure. Our friends were kind enough to sample my limitless attempts and say nice things, but I think we were all in the same boat. When Tyler got home today he was hoping that he was seeing Creme Brulee. When he realized it was something more flan-like, he wasn't super excited. It's not that this is super gross, it tastes pretty good, except maybe a little egg-y. It's sweet, it's dessert, I think it's more just a texture. It's not creamy like creme brulee is, it's hard to describe....Maybe the texture of soft tofu? There is also a recipe in the book for flan, so forgive me that I keep comparing when that's not actually what this is, it's just super similar.
I thought it looked cool in the ramekins ready to bake. And usually when working with hot sugar/caramel, I end up with a giant blister somewhere, but not this time! Lucky!
If you like flan and are sophisticated enough for this kind of thing, you might love this recipe!