Overall, the flavor and texture of this recipe were excellent. I made it for a luncheon at work, and it was very popular. This was my first time making flan, and it took me a good 30 minutes to get the sugar melted and get everything assembled. I had some clumps of sugar that did not want to incorporate into the caramel sauce, and I was afraid of overcooking it, so I gently broke them up with a fork and they melted right in. I substituted coconut milk for the 1/2 cup of regular milk, and added 1 tsp. of Mexican vanilla. Next time I will probably leave out the 1/2 cup of sugar. A useful bit of information would be the proper size of the baking dish. I used a 2.5 quart 8" diameter Corningware dish, and I think it was too small. I had to bake it an extra 20 minutes to get the flan to set. I think the extra cooking time caused some problems with the caramel. When I turned it out the next morning, there was still a lot of the caramel stuck to the bottom of the dish, and it was hard like candy. Fortunately, there was just enough liquid caramel to salvage the flan.
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Overall, the flavor and texture of this recipe were excellent. I made it for a luncheon at...