For the flan (custard):
5 jumbo eggs (or 6 large or extra-large eggs)
3 egg yolks
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3 1/2 cups hot milk
1 Tablespoon orange extract (or lemon, almond, vanilla - your choice)
Heat oven to
F. after you have finished toasting the cinnamon bread cubes.
Whisk together the eggs, the extra yolks and the
sugar in a microwave-safe bowl (it helps if your bowl has a pouring spout).
Add a couple of Tablespoons of the hot milk, stir in; add more milk in small
amounts, whisking thoroughly until all of the milk has been incorporated into
the egg mixture. Add the orange extract and stir to blend.
Place the bowl with the egg-milk mixture in the
microwave and cook for 30 seconds on High (100%) power. Stir mixture; heat again
for another 30 seconds, stir, continuing for a total of 3 minutes.
Pour egg mixture through a fine strainer (sieve)
onto the cinnamon toast cubes and let sit for 5-10 minutes to allow the toast
cubes to absorb the liquid. Place baking pan inside a larger baking pan and pour
water into the larger pan until it is about halfway up the sides of the smaller
F for approximately 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted about an inch from
the edge comes out clean (the center may still be slightly liquid). Remove from
oven and let sit 5-10 minutes to set the custard. Serve with coffee, juice and
bacon - bon appetit!