Food Fridays on Empty Streets: Leche Flan

Posted 3:05 AM by Mezhal Ulao in Labels: , ,

I love sweets and so do a lot of people in my family and every now and then I would like to whip up something simple yet tasty. The traditional Filipino Dish known as Leche Flan is what I normally make on occasions that I feel deserve a little recognition and of course a reward for a job well done. It is easy to prepare and the ingredients are easily available to everyone.

Here are the things that you would need to cook Leche Flan:
  • 1 can (390g) evaporated milk

  • 1 can (390g) condensed milk

  • 10 egg yolks

  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract or lemon essence

For the caramel:

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 3/4 cup water

As for the preparation:
  1. In a saucepan, mix the sugar & water. Bring to a boil for a few minutes until the sugar caramelize.

  2. Pour the caramelized sugar into aluminum moulds - you can use any shape: oval, round or square. Spread the caramel on the bottom of the moulds.

  3. Mix well the evaporated milk, condensed milk, egg yolks and vanilla by hand or blender.

  4. Gently pour the mixture on top of the caramel on the aluminum moulds. Fill the moulds to about 1 to 1 1/4 inch thick.

  5. Cover moulds individually with aluminum foil.

  6. Steam for about 20 minutes OR

  7. Bake for about 45 minutes. Before baking the Leche Flan, place the moulds on a larger baking pan half filled with very hot water. Pre-heat oven to about 370 degrees before baking.

  8. Let cool then refrigerate.

  9. To serve: run a thin knife around the edges of the mould to loosen the Leche Flan. Place a platter on top of the mould and quickly turn upside down to position the golden brown caramel on top.

Special Note: You can easily tell if the dish is cooked by using a simple bread knife and inserting it into the leche flan - if it comes out clean then you know the dish is ready and cooked.

As always I also have a video to help you out in making this sweet delicacy :)

Hope you enjoy making this dish as much as eating it ;)
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6 comment(s) to... “Food Fridays on Empty Streets: Leche Flan”


Filipina Blogger said...

I made this last Christmas too favorite sweet indulgence ;)

It should be eaten to often though.

Monica said...

hmmm that looks good Metz!

liza said...

i love leche flan! i haven't tried making it because it's always my mom who makes them. your recipe sounds really easy. thanks for sharing :D

happy weekend!

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Empty Streets said...

Hi Guys,

awww am so happy that you found this dish delectable :) And yes this is truly an easy recipe to follow. :) Will make one for any of you guys anytime ;)

Mizé said...

Hi Metz.
Great recipe, sounds really yummie!
I do egg pudim with milk but gotta try it this way. Condensed milk and evaporated milk...ummm.
Today I cooked an orange cake, fruit of the season.
Good Weekend xx

Empty Streets said...

Hi Mize,

We all have a sweet tooth hehehe. Wow your orange cake sounds yummy. Hmm let me check if I have a home cooked version of that too. :) Happy weekend dear :)

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