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For this week's Travel Tuesday we will visit our next door neighbor Mexico. Mexico has a rich history and culture. It is famous for adapted cuisine (Tex Mex), archaelogical ruins, modern architectural marvels, and gorgeous beaches. There are many wonders in Mexico, and it is one of the more convenient locations for international travel.
There are many things travelers and curious folk can learn about Mexico by reading through the country profile in Global Road Warrior. Listed below are 5 more quick facts to get you started.
Music Lovers: Visit our Freegal music service to explore more music options from Mexican music artists.
Recipe Corner: For an example Mexican recipe, try flan.
A baked egg custard, flan is a classic Mexican dessert. Although there are many versions of flan, the most common one in Mexico uses evaporated milk.
Recipe Serving: Serves 12
1/2 cup (120 ml) waterInstructions:
1 cup (240 ml) sugar
12 oz (360 ml) evaporated milk
3/4 cup (180 ml) milk
6 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup (120 ml) sugar
2 tsp (10 ml) vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 325ºF (160ºC). Combine water and 1 cup (240 ml) sugar in a saucepan over low heat. Bring to a boil and cook until golden. Divide caramel between 6 serving-sized ramekins, carefully coating the inside of each with caramel before the syrup hardens. Beat remaining ingredients together just until combined. Divide custard mixture between the ramekins. Place ramekins in a shallow baking dish and add hot water to reach halfway up the sides of the ramekins. Place in oven and bake for about 40 minutes, until a knife inserted in the center of a flan comes out clean. Cool, then refrigerate until serving time, at least 3 hours. To unmold, run a sharp knife around the edge of each ramekin, and then invert each flan onto an individual serving plate.