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Flan de Chocolate Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 cups of whole milk
- 1 cup of heavy cream
- 1 cup of white sugar
- 5 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips

Special Equipment Needed:
- 9-inch round baking pan
- Medium-sized saucepan
- Whisk
- Blender
- Large bowl

Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. In a medium-sized saucepan, heat the milk, cream, and sugar over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved.
3. In a blender, combine the eggs and vanilla extract and blend until smooth.
4. Slowly add the egg mixture to the milk mixture, whisking constantly.
5. Pour the mixture into the 9-inch round baking pan.
6. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top of the mixture.
7. Place the baking pan in a larger baking pan and fill the larger baking pan with hot water until it reaches halfway up the sides of the 9-inch baking pan.
8. Bake for 45 minutes or until the center is set.
9. Remove from the oven and let cool.
10. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 45 minutes
Temperature: 350°F
Serving Size: 8

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 250
Fat: 10g
Carbohydrates: 33g
Protein: 6g

Substitutions for Ingredients:
- Whole milk can be substituted with almond milk or coconut milk.
- Heavy cream can be substituted with evaporated milk.
- White sugar can be substituted with brown sugar or coconut sugar.

- Add 1/4 cup of cocoa powder to the egg mixture for a richer chocolate flavor.
- Add 1/2 cup of chopped nuts for a crunchy texture.

Tips and Tricks:
- Make sure to whisk the egg mixture into the milk mixture slowly to avoid curdling.
- Be sure to use a larger baking pan to create a water bath for the flan.

Storage Instructions:
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Reheating Instructions:
Reheat in the microwave for 1-2 minutes or until heated through.

Presentation Ideas:
- Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cocoa powder.
- Garnish with fresh berries or mint leaves.

- Whipped cream
- Cocoa powder
- Fresh berries
- Mint leaves

- Ice cream
- Coffee
- Fresh fruit

Suggested Side Dishes:
- Fresh fruit salad
- Roasted vegetables

Troubleshooting Advice:
- If the flan is not set after 45 minutes of baking, cover the top with aluminum foil and continue baking for an additional 15 minutes.

Food Safety Advice:
- Refrigerate the flan immediately after baking and cool completely before serving.

Food History:
Flan de Chocolate is a traditional Mexican dessert that has been enjoyed for generations. It is believed to have originated in the 16th century and has since become a popular dessert throughout Latin America.

Flavor Profiles:
This dessert has a rich, creamy texture with a hint of sweetness from the chocolate chips.

Serving Suggestions:
- Serve as a dessert after a Mexican-inspired meal.
- Enjoy as a snack with a cup of coffee or tea.

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Taste: Rich, Creamy, Sweet, Chocolatey