Make Leche Flan at Home

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Thinking of what to cook for dessert this Holiday Season? Why not try to make Leche Flan? This sweet treat is present during Christmas, fiestas and even birthday celebrations. It is loved by everyone, from the kids to adults, and even grandma and grandpa. Making this may take a lot of time, but it's worth a try.

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Ingredients

  • 12 medium sized egg yolks
  • 2 (14 oz.) cans of condensed milk
  • 5 (5 oz.) cans of evaporated milk
  • 2 cups sifted white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla (optional)

Steps

  1. 1
    Mix egg yolks, condensed milk, evaporated milk and a portion of white sugar (about 1 cup) in a mixing bowl.
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  2. 2
    Pour the mixture through a strainer to remove small solid particles.
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  3. 3
    After straining it, mix it thoroughly with a whisk.
    Use the whisk gently to avoid forming bubbles.
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  4. 4
    Set aside.
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  5. 5
    Prepare the steamer.
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  6. 6
    Caramelize the remaining sugar.
    To caramelize the sugar, heat a small pan. Put in the sugar and stir it until it becomes thick and caramelizes.
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  7. 7
    Pour caramelized sugar into the llaneras.
    Make sure that you have put caramel into all the llaneras.
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  8. 8
    Get the mixture of egg yolks and milk that you had set aside.
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  9. 9
    Evenly pour in the mixture into the molding pans.
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  10. 10
    Steam for 40-45 minutes.
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  11. 11
    To check if it is already cooked, insert a toothpick into it.
    Then, remove the toothpick. When it comes out without anything stuck to it, it is done.
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  12. 12
    To serve, invert the llanera mold and carefully drop it onto a plate.
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Tips

  • You should steam it longer for better results, but continually check it.
  • Serve it refrigerated.

Warnings

  • Constantly open the steamer and check it. Because when it is not checked, it may get burnt.
  • Make sure that you have strained the mixture before steaming it.

Things You'll Need

  • Llanera or molding pan
  • Steamer
  • Strainer
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Small pan
  • If you have problems with any of these steps, ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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Categories : Desserts

Recent edits by: Alma, Lynn, Eng

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