LOL I know that's fine, I just love love flan. I think of flan as spanish/latin american dessert that I can get at cuban restaurants. I dont like the jello prepackaged crap. Markets in miami usually sell a whole tub for 5 bucks and nicer srestaurants here have good enough flan for me. I find it heavy since I don't particularly like really rich sweet foods. It depends on where I get it though. Funny you say the bubbling and cracking, that's how it looked when I used make my version..I still love it.
O yea I've never heard the term creme caramel, good to know. I'm trying to post a pic from my phone but apparently some image server is down. urgh