I made a delicious Mexican variation of flan that uses only egg whites. It is fluffy like an angel food cake, made in a bundt or ring pan, but there's no flour and it has the creme caramel like flan. I took a photo from my cookbook!!
Please don't tell on me...
This looks like a lot of ingredients, but look again and you'll see that they repeat and they're all things you probably have around the house.
12 Egg Whites
1/8 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Cream of Tartar
3/4 cup Sugar
1-1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp Almond Extract
For the Caramel
1-1/2 cups Sugar
1/8 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/4 tsp Almond Extract
Sliced Toasted Almonds for Top
Preheat oven to 350. Make the caramel in a heavy saucepan over medium heat by swirling all ingredients til golden. Pour into ring pan to cover bottom and sides. It will harden once cool.
Beat egg whites, salt, cream of tartar to stiff peaks. Fold in sugar and extracts. Spoon on top of caramel in pan.
Bake in 1-inch boiling water bath for 50 minutes. Turn off oven and open door for 10 minutes before removing. Allow to cool completely then unmold, allowing caramel to spill over the sides. Use a little water and stove heat to loosen up any stubborn caramel, letting it cool a little before pouring it on the flan. Garnish with toasted almonds.
Was that easy? Maybe. Quick? Maybe not. But it's cheap!! TnT!!!
PS I have a picture but it's copyrighted so let me know if you want to see it.