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Flan in Paris in 1973 was $1.25 and I usually had 2 of them for
dessert, as I had just discovered such a delicious desert.

Googling, I found a restaurant in SF that charges $6 now. Wondering
what these little ramequins would cost in NYC, Paris or elsewhere.
Probably still reasonable in Spain?

Dee Dee


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Dee Dee wrote:
Flan in Paris in 1973 was $1.25 and I usually had 2 of them for
dessert, as I had just discovered such a delicious desert.

Googling, I found a restaurant in SF that charges $6 now. Wondering
what these little ramequins would cost in NYC, Paris or elsewhere.
Probably still reasonable in Spain?

Dee Dee

Were they bigger in SF? I go to Mexican restaurants and pay probably 4
dollars or so but they're bigger than those small ramiquins (sp?). More
like a large Pyrex brand custard cup size.
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On Apr 15, 5:37�pm, Goomba38 wrote:
Dee Dee wrote:
Flan in Paris in 1973 was $1.25 and I usually had 2 of them for
dessert, as I had just discovered such a delicious desert.


Googling, I found a restaurant in SF that charges $6 now. *Wondering
what these little ramequins would cost in NYC, Paris or elsewhere.
Probably still reasonable in Spain?


Dee Dee


Were they bigger in SF? I go to Mexican restaurants and pay probably 4
dollars or so but they're bigger than those small ramiquins (sp?). More
like a large Pyrex brand custard cup size.


You can make one at home in a 9" Pyrex pie plate for about $4... share
or eat the entire thing yourself. LOL

http://www.goya.com/english/recipes/...ID=39&langID=0

Sheldon

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Sheldon wrote:

You can make one at home in a 9" Pyrex pie plate for about $4... share
or eat the entire thing yourself. LOL

http://www.goya.com/english/recipes/...ID=39&langID=0

Sheldon

Well of course you *can*...but if you're eating out you'll pay more.
I love Flan. It is one of my favorite desserts out. I have only made it
once or twice though.
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On Sun, 15 Apr 2007 17:37:17 -0400, Goomba38
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Were they bigger in SF? I go to Mexican restaurants and pay probably 4
dollars or so but they're bigger than those small ramiquins (sp?). More
like a large Pyrex brand custard cup size.


You'll find creme brulee at most middle to upper priced restaurants.
Flan is usually an "ethnic" dish. What was the website, Dee?
Admittedly, I didn't search very long but I found flan for $3 at

El Delfin
3066 24th street

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On Sun, 15 Apr 2007 18:31:29 -0400, Goomba38
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Sheldon wrote:

You can make one at home in a 9" Pyrex pie plate for about $4... share
or eat the entire thing yourself. LOL

http://www.goya.com/english/recipes/...ID=39&langID=0

Sheldon

Well of course you *can*...but if you're eating out you'll pay more.
I love Flan. It is one of my favorite desserts out. I have only made it
once or twice though.


Real leche flan is all egg yolk and no coconut milk.

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sf wrote:
On Sun, 15 Apr 2007 17:37:17 -0400, Goomba38
wrote:

Were they bigger in SF? I go to Mexican restaurants and pay probably 4
dollars or so but they're bigger than those small ramiquins (sp?). More
like a large Pyrex brand custard cup size.


You'll find creme brulee at most middle to upper priced restaurants.
Flan is usually an "ethnic" dish. What was the website, Dee?
Admittedly, I didn't search very long but I found flan for $3 at



Creme brulee isn't the same as flan/creme caramel. I love creme brulee
too though!!
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sf wrote:
On Sun, 15 Apr 2007 18:31:29 -0400, Goomba38
wrote:

Sheldon wrote:

You can make one at home in a 9" Pyrex pie plate for about $4... share
or eat the entire thing yourself. LOL

http://www.goya.com/english/recipes/...ID=39&langID=0

Sheldon

Well of course you *can*...but if you're eating out you'll pay more.
I love Flan. It is one of my favorite desserts out. I have only made it
once or twice though.


Real leche flan is all egg yolk and no coconut milk.

I've never had it with coconut milk that I'm aware of? I'm sure Goya is
promoting that recipe because they'll sell more Goya coconut milk. I
suspect coconut milk would provide a recognizable flavor.
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Dee Dee wrote:
Flan in Paris in 1973 was $1.25 and I usually had 2 of them for
dessert, as I had just discovered such a delicious desert.

Googling, I found a restaurant in SF that charges $6 now. Wondering
what these little ramequins would cost in NYC, Paris or elsewhere.
Probably still reasonable in Spain?

Dee Dee



1973? That was about 5 inflationary cycles ago.
Restaurant desserts, even awful ones, seem to be
running $6-15 in today's world.

If you haven't been to Europe lately, prepare for
sticker shock. Europeans come to the U.S. to shop
now and they find most things "SO CHEAP!!!" here.

gloria p
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Goomba38 wrote:
Sheldon wrote:

You can make one at home in a 9" Pyrex pie plate for about $4... share
or eat the entire thing yourself. LOL

http://www.goya.com/english/recipes/...ID=39&langID=0


Sheldon

Well of course you *can*...but if you're eating out you'll pay more.
I love Flan. It is one of my favorite desserts out. I have only made it
once or twice though.



I love it, too, but the quality is so uneven it always feels like a crap
shoot. Sometimes it tastes/feels like milk thickened with cornstarch.
Sometimes it's a smooth, silky custard under the caramel sauce. My
son-in-law says creme brulee is better. Not on your life!

gloria p


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On Sun, 15 Apr 2007 18:57:06 -0400, Goomba38
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sf wrote:
On Sun, 15 Apr 2007 17:37:17 -0400, Goomba38
wrote:

Were they bigger in SF? I go to Mexican restaurants and pay probably 4
dollars or so but they're bigger than those small ramiquins (sp?). More
like a large Pyrex brand custard cup size.


You'll find creme brulee at most middle to upper priced restaurants.
Flan is usually an "ethnic" dish. What was the website, Dee?
Admittedly, I didn't search very long but I found flan for $3 at



Creme brulee isn't the same as flan/creme caramel. I love creme brulee
too though!!


I know, goomba.... but what else would be so expensive? Not flan.


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Goomba38 wrote:
sf wrote:
Goomba38 wrote:
Sheldon wrote:


You can make one at home in a 9" Pyrex pie plate for about $4... share
or eat the entire thing yourself. LOL


http://www.goya.com/english/recipes/...ecipeID=39&lan...


Sheldon


Well of course you *can*...but if you're eating out you'll pay more.
I love Flan. It is one of my favorite desserts out. I have only made it
once or twice though.


Real leche flan is all egg yolk and no coconut milk.


I've never had it with coconut milk that I'm aware of? I'm sure Goya is
promoting that recipe because they'll sell more Goya coconut milk.


Actually there are a half dozen flan recipes at the Goya site, I just
choose the one with coconut but there is also one without coconut, a
pina colada one, and they also sell flan mix... I don't really think
Goya needs to use any pscho-babble head tricks to promote their
products, especially not their coconut products... if you're Latino
that's what you buy... all Goya products are excellent. One of the
things I miss a lot is not having a real Latino market up here like I
did on Lung Guyland... the the stupidmarkets in these parts have a
very tiny area alloted to Goya/Latino products, obviously just
patronizing... and they're priced substantially more than I was used
to paying downstate.

http://www.goya.com/english/search/s...l?which=recipe

Sheldon

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Sheldon wrote:

Actually there are a half dozen flan recipes at the Goya site, I just
choose the one with coconut but there is also one without coconut, a
pina colada one, and they also sell flan mix... I don't really think
Goya needs to use any pscho-babble head tricks to promote their
products, especially not their coconut products... if you're Latino
that's what you buy... all Goya products are excellent. One of the
things I miss a lot is not having a real Latino market up here like I
did on Lung Guyland... the the stupidmarkets in these parts have a
very tiny area alloted to Goya/Latino products, obviously just
patronizing... and they're priced substantially more than I was used
to paying downstate.

http://www.goya.com/english/search/s...l?which=recipe

Sheldon

I love the Goya Guava Paste. Long thin boxes of the stuff, which when
sliced thin and eaten with a good sharp cheddar cheese make a great
nosh. I haven't a clue if it is used for anything else though? It has
been a lot harder to find in recent years but I've seen that Publix
carries it. Oh, having just checked the link you provided I see the
Guava Paste now is coming in a round tin? Try it sometime, Sheldon.
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sf wrote:
Goomba38 wrote:
Sheldon wrote:


You can make one at home in a 9" Pyrex pie plate for about $4... share
or eat the entire thing yourself. LOL


http://www.goya.com/english/recipes/...ecipeID=39&lan...


Sheldon


Well of course you *can*...but if you're eating out you'll pay more.
I love Flan. It is one of my favorite desserts out. I have only made it
once or twice though.


Real leche flan is all egg yolk and no coconut milk.


Ridiculous... that's like saying only vanilla ice cream is real ice
cream (and all other flavors are fakes). Flan is real regardless the
flavor, and there are as many recipes for flan as people who make
flan. Actually the presentation is what makes it "real" flan...
otherwise it can be egg custard served however.

Sheldon

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Flan in Paris in 1973 was $1.25 and I usually had 2 of them for
dessert, as I had just discovered such a delicious desert.

Googling, I found a restaurant in SF that charges $6 now. Wondering
what these little ramequins would cost in NYC, Paris or elsewhere.
Probably still reasonable in Spain?


According to the inflation calculator, that 1.25 is now equal to 4.94. If
you are specific to Paris, the Euro is at an all time high so it would cost
you about 6.61USD in Paris.




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