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Cream Cheese and Lemon Flan

By Joseph Yacino

The original recipe calls for a pastry crust. You can use one if you want. Make it yourself or even buy one. This is crust-less which in my mind makes it just a bit healthier for you.

creamy lemon brulee

cream cheese and lemon flan

Serves 4-6

1 package (8 ounces/225g) softened cream cheese
4 large eggs
½ cup/125ml heavy cream
Juice of 4 lemons (about ¼ cup/60ml)
Grated rind of 1 lemon
¼ cup/59ml sugar
1 teaspoon/5ml pure vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon/1ml salt
⅛ teaspoon/.5ml nutmeg
1 tablespoon/15ml softened butter
1 tablespoon/15ml sugar, for sprinkling on top

In a mixing bowl place cream cheese and beat until soft and airy (about 2 minutes on high with a stand mixer/200 strokes by hand). Add in eggs, heavy cream, lemon juice and rind, sugar, vanilla extract, salt and nutmeg. Mix until well combined.  Butter glass or ceramic custard cups. Pour cream cheese mixture into the buttered cups. Place on a baking sheet to catch any spillage. Put the baking sheet in a preheated 425F/218C/Gas Mark 7 oven. Pour hot water to into the baking sheet to come part way up the custard cups (this is now a bain marie).  Bake for 10 minutes. Lower heat to 350F/176C/Gas Mark 4. Sprinkle the custard tops with sugar and bake for another 10-15 minutes. The custard should be puffed and slightly browned. Remove from sheet pan and let cool. You can do this in advance. Place cooled flan in the fridge. Bring out to come to room temperature before serving.


East Village Uncorked, June 2011

Crowds enjoy the festive atmosphere

As a newly-minted Pompano Beach resident, I was extremely excited to see the streets of Atlantic Boulevard come alive during the Pompano CRA’s recent East Village Uncorked. I went thinking it would be like the last event I went to at Greight Spaces (located on East Atlantic Boulevard, just west of the Intracoastal), which was a nice wine reception for artists. I figured I would stop in, say hi and be on my way. What a surprise it was to come upon a full street of activity, with nary a parking spot to be had.

This  stretch of Pompano has been a very sleepy section. Like most of the city, it was running on auto-pilot. But as part of the city’s initiative to revitalize itself, life is found here again and it’s exciting to be a new resident and be part of the explosive growth happening in the city of Pompano Beach. In this section, it was easy to envision the tree-lined paths and walkability of the area once the redevelopment takes place, and the presentation by the CRA at the event was a nice way to keep the residents up to date as well.

Indeed, during this monthly Uncorked event (which is the first Friday of every month and brings tents full of goods from local businesses and delicacies from local restaurants), residents came in droves to walk the sidewalks and network with area merchants.

Pompano is working hard to breathe new life into our city, and Pompano Today offers a toast to that success.