Leche Flan Recipe

Leche Flan Recipe

To other countries, it is known as Crème Caramel or Caramel Custard, but to us Filipinos, it is Leche Flan (Milk Flan). This very rich and delicious dessert consists of a custard base with a soft caramel on top. It is prepared by pouring sugar syrup into a mold and then adding the custard base.

The Filipino version differs because it uses more egg yolks and condensed milk which makes it more dense. The most common way of preparing it is by steaming over a stove top or open flame. The mold is a baking pan that is oval shaped called llanera, but nowadays, custard cups and ramekins are also utilized as molds.

The Leche Flan is very popular that any celebration is not complete without it, especially during the holidays. It is also very easy to prepare and the ingredients are easy to find. The basic ingredients are egg yolks, sugar, evaporated and condensed milk and flavoring, usually vanilla.

Try this Leche Flan recipe and enjoy this creamy and sweet delight that will keep you wanting for more.

Preparation Time:   20 mins
Cooking Time:   1 hour
Yield:   6 servings

For the caramel
1 cup brown sugar
¼ cup water

For the custard
10 egg yolks
12 oz evaporated milk
14 oz condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

Cooking Directions:
1.    To prepare the caramel, dissolve the sugar in water in a saucepan. Caramelize the sugar in low heat by swirling the pan gently without stirring. When you have achieved a light brown color, pour the mixture into the mold. Coat all the parts of the mold, including the sides.
2.    In a mixing bowl, mix together the condensed milk, evaporated milk, egg yolks and vanilla extract with a whisk or a blender. Make sure that bubbles aren’t formed. Use the strainer if there are any solid particles.
3.    Pour the mixture in the mold on top of the caramel. Fill it to about an inch thick. Cover the mold with aluminum foil.
4.    Steam for around 30 to 40 minutes. To test if it is already cooked, insert a knife in the center. If it comes out clean, it is done.
5.    Let it cool at room temperature. Loosen the flan by running a knife around the edges of the mold. Place a serving dish on top of the mold, and gently turn it upside down with the caramel on top as a sauce.
6.    Put in the refrigerator for several hours before serving.
7.    Enjoy!

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