How to Make Leche Flan

Leche Flan Recipe# 1

  • Preparation time: 30 minutes.  Estimated cooking time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

  • 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

Cooking Instructions:

  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.

Leche Flan Recipe# 2

Caramel:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water

Custard:

  • 12 egg yolks
  • 2 cans (13 oz.) evaporated and condensed sweetened milk
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla

Procedure

  1. In a large bowl, combine all custard ingredients. Stir lightly when mixing to prevent bubbles or foam from forming. Strain slowly while pouring caramel lined flan mold.
  2. Preheat oven to 325° F degrees.
  3. Cover mold with tin foil. Put molds into a bigger tray filled with water.
  4. Bake in oven for one hour or until mixture is firm. cool before unmolding on a platter.
  5. Put sugar and water in a saucepan. Caramelize in medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Pour into flan molds or custard cups, tilting the mold to make sure the whole surface (about less than 1 cm) is covered. The more caramel you pour into the molds the sweeter the leche flan.
  6. Put molds in a bigger tray/ baking pan filled with water.
  7. Bake in oven for one hour or until mixture is firm. Cool before unmolding on a platter.

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