Like all recipes in northern Italy, this flan was once richly robed in butter and cream. Jeanne Jones, a syndicated food columnist, created this healthier, lighter version.
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Recipe Ingredient Details:
2 cups low-fat milk
2 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup unbleached all-purpose organic flour
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
2 whole eggs
2 egg whites
1 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
Preheat oven to 300º Spray eight half-cup ramekins with cooking spray.
In a medium saucepan, bring milk to a boil over medium-high heat.
In a 2-quart saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and nutmeg and stir constantly for 3 minutes. Do not brown. Add the boiling milk all at once, stirring constantly with a whisk. Continue to cook and stir for two more minutes. Remove from the heat and cool slightly.
Pour the mixture into a blender and mix until satin smooth. Pour this into a large bowl. Add the whole eggs one at a time, stirring well after each addition. Add the egg whites, a little at a time, again stirring constantly after each addition. Add the grated cheese and mix until smooth.
Spoon about 1/2 cup of the cheese mixture into each prepared ramekin. Place the filled ramekins in a large baking pan. Add hot water to a depth of 1 inch. Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake for about 30 minutes, or until the flan is set and lightly browned.
Recipe Additional Notes:
Per Serving: Calories 305,Fat 9,Perfat 26,Cholesterol 10,Carbo 42,Protein 16,Fiber N/A,Sodium N/A
Thu, 2012-12-13 09:00