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So I attempted to make flan for THREE HOURS tonight. And I couldn't manage it.

Mostly, I couldn't get the sugar to caramelize and THEN coat the bottom of the pan. For fuck's sake. The first batch skipped caramel and went straight to hard candy. The second batch got to the right consistency, but never changed colors or taste - just sticky sugar water. The third batch was perfect but didn't coat the pan -- it just glomped and made a huge sticky mess. The fourth batch didn't change color OR taste. What the fuck?

So I made custard instead and will be buying a caramel sauce for drizzling on top tomorrow.

I haven't had a dessert-related failure this bad since I was SEVEN and made brownies without the sugar.

*headdesk*
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