UNION, NJ – Fourth grade Hispanic Heritage Club members from Connecticut Farms School made the Mexican dessert flan at their virtual, after-school club last week.
Spanish teacher and Hispanic Heritage Club leader Gina Lisa-Fernandez said students were supervised at their homes as she walked through the process, discussed the recipe, and as students created their dessert.
“This is my first time trying flan,” said Jada Mills. Lisa-Fernandez said the students shared photos of their completed dessert. They were then able to enjoy the dessert with their family after dinner.
“I enjoyed sharing the dessert with my brother,” said Dean Tiongo. The dessert consists of eggs, dairy, and sugar, making it a custard. After cooking, the dish cools and solidifies, allowing the caramelized sugar to form the top layer of the dish.
The afterschool club concentrates on helping students share knowledge and experiences about countries where Spanish is spoken. The purpose of the after-school program is to foster interest in Hispanic culture and to provide an opportunity to practice Spanish language and learn about the Hispanic culture in an informal setting.