Almond milk flan recipe
Slightly adapted from Chef Lee Gross, M Café
My first attempt at flan was an epic fail. It was a few weeks ago, when I was testing the recipe for my Macro Mexican class. Instead of a delicate, silky custard bathed in caramel, mine turned out way too sweet and strangely lumpy. I was pretty sure I never wanted to make flan again.
But the recipe came by way of one of my favorite vegan chefs, Lee Gross of M Café (and Gwyneth Paltrow) fame. Plus, Passover and Easter were fast approaching, and I wanted my students to have an elegant dessert for the holidays. I had to persevere.
The day before the class, I whipped up a giant batch of flan for my thirty students. That night, I peeked on one of the custards to make sure it was suitable for serving. My heart sank. Though it unmolded easily onto the plate, it was riddled with lumps again, more rice pudding than flan.
So at 10 pm that night, I began another batch. This time I stirred the custard longer to make sure it was smooth. I poured it into thirty ramekins and said a prayer. Then I went to bed.
The next morning, I carefully tipped a flan onto a plate. It slid out with a perky jiggle, amber-colored caramel pooling around it. I took a spoonful. Yum…sweet victory.
Dessert got raves from my students that day, and the recipe seemed just right to share with you now. Light and lovely, this flan manages without sugar, dairy, eggs, leaveners or flour. Its sprightly poise comes from the use of arrowroot powder, a thickening starch that functions like a more digestible cornstarch, and agar-agar, a seaweed-derived gelatin that gives the custard its Jello-like bounce. Both ingredients can be found at natural food stores or your favorite online supplier. A word to the wise: make sure each dissolves thoroughly to avoid the dreaded lumps.
Bookended by two major holidays, this week can be a loaded one. It is weighted with history, expectations, perhaps some deep soul-searching. But with a little perseverance, you might find fresh inspiration…and a surprising lightness of being that perfectly suits the season.
Six ½-cup servings
Rice Dream Rice Nog, 32 Ounce (Pack of 6)
Faeries Finest Cocoa, Eggnog, 2 Pound
Grocery (Faeries Finest)
What is the recipe for the drink almond joy?
Ingrediants: 1/2 Oz Malibu Coconut Rum, 1 Oz Amaretto Almond Liqueur, 1 Oz Creme De Cacao, 2 Oz Cream, Ice. Fill mixing glass with ice, Add Malibu, Amaretto, Creme De Cacao, and Cream. Shake, and strain into a highball glass filled with ice.
What are some reasons for drinking almond milk.
Compared to cow's, almond milk is the healthier choice. It contains a wide variety of vitamins and minerals and contains high levels of antitoxins. Almond milk is a good choice for people who are lactose intolerant or have a gluten allergy.