I told myself that this year, I would learn how to bake and sew. So, today I did my first project. I made leche flan. This is a very popular dessert in the Philippines. A favorite of most every Filipino friend's I know. If you want to try it too. I posted the recipe below, and attached the link to the website where I got it from. Enjoy! :-)
I got the recipe from HERE
Filipino Leche Flan Recipe
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Estimated cooking time: 1 hour
Leche Flan 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
Leche Flan Cooking Instructions:
- In a saucepan, mix the sugar & water. Bring to a boil for a few minutes until the sugar caramelize.
- 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.
- Mix well the evaporated milk, condensed milk, egg yolks and vanilla by hand or blender.
- 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.
- Cover moulds individually with aluminum foil.
- Steam for about 20 minutes (the traditional way to make Leche Flan is by open-air steaming on either an open cooking fire or stove top) OR
- 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.
- Let cool then refrigerate.
- 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.
- You can tell when the Leche Flan is cooked by inserting a knife -if it comes out clean, it is cooked.
Sweetened Condensed Milk
I used 7 yolks, and 2 eggs.
Got this one from Seafood City, A Filipino Grocery Store here in Las Vegas.
7 egg yolks, 2 eggs, 1 can of sweetened condensed milk, and 1 can of water, I used the can of milk for measurement.Okay, I think this is the part that I didn't do right. I think I should have waited longer for the sugar to turn really brown. I just waited for it to boil then when the sugar and water started to thicken I already stopped there.
I thought the "browning" process will happen once it starts baking.
Oh well. I'll try again next time.
This is what it looked like before I placed it in the oven.
And the final result?
And this is what it supposed to look like
From Google Images
I almost got it, LOL!
But it tasted the same, without that sweet caramel-like part.
It's still yummy. The next time, My goal is to make it look pretty too, hehe!
So, there's my 1st project: ✔Checked!