Put the two cups of sugar into a sauce pan and slowly melt the sugar until it turns golden brown and becomes liquidity and uniform.
Right away pour the melted sugar into the pan where you are going to bake your flan. The caramel will cool down and get hard in just seconds. Put the pan aside.
For the flan mix all of the ingredients well together for a few minutes. I like to use a handmixer for this step.
Pour the flan mixture into the baking pan right on top of the caramel.
You are going to bake this Bain-Marie style. To do this add about an inch of water to a bigger baking pan. Inside of it put the other pan that has the flan mixture in it. Then add more water to the first pan if needed making sure that the water won't go inside of the flan mixture. It is like the small pan is taking a bath inside of a bigger pan. Bake between 30 and 40 minutes at 325 degrees.
To serve flip the flan carefully onto a platter or plate. The caramel will be melted right on top of your flan. My mom likes hers with a little bit of whip cream.
I like to use a 9 inch round pan to bake the flan.
Recipe by The 36th AVENUE at http://www.the36thavenue.com/flan-recipe/