Remember those food days in your high school foreign language class? Well, if you actually rolled up your sleeves and made a dish for your Spanish class you might be familiar with cajeta.

Cajeta (dulce de leche) is caramelized milk and sugar used in Mexican desserts and candies. Once simmered and stirred, the combination yields a brownish syrup with a sweet, complex flavor. You can add vanilla, baking soda or cinnamon to get different tastes and textures, whichever is perfect for your flan recipe.

Use today’s Word of the Day: Chocolate Flan Recipe