Monday, May 4, 2009

The 911 Leche Flan!


When I was growing up, this yummy custard enrobed with caramel syrup was always served on almost all of the occasions that we go to.  I got addicted to it; I love it so much that I could finish one whole “lyanera” (flan mold).  I call it the 911 leche flan since it’s made with 9 egg yolks, 1 can of evaporated milk and 1 can of condensed milk and flavored with a tbsp of vanilla and key lime zest or lemon zest and of course since there’s 9 egg yolks there, you already know that if you eat this everyday you might really end up calling 911.   Basically, you need to make the caramel ahead of time, 1 ½ cups of white granulated sugar and ½ cup of water in a saucepan over medium heat until sugar dissolves and is dark amber in color then pour it in the mold covering the bottom and sides of the mold.  Pour the custard mixture* in the mold. Pop it in the oven in 350º for 40-50 minutes on steam bath* but of course the baking time all depends on the size your mold but when you check it, as long as it wiggles like Jello, it is done.  After 20 minutes just put the leche flan in the refrigerator for atleast 3 hours.   

  • You can use whatever mold you like.
  • Run a knife on the side of the flan and soak the bottom of the mold in warm water for easy release and turn the flan over to reveal the caramel bottom and syrup will run down the sides of the flan.  


*    Custard mixture = (egg yolks, evaporated milk, condensed milk, vanilla and zest

      mixed together)

*    Steam bath = (flan molds in a baking pan with a little bit of water)

1 comment:

  1. This is one of my favorite desserts. Very yummy.


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