Thursday, July 28, 2005

Leche Flan

Daughter learned how to make this from my cousin. I know this is probably a trade secret because she usually makes this and sells it to her friends. Instructions are from my daughter. I have a lot of objections when she makes this. Nothing to do with the cost but I just find it rich and creamy (and yummy too, I have to admit) and I am trying to keep my kids healthy as much as I can. I couldn't resist posting this though. You only need a few ingredients. Prep time is very minimal and all you needed to do is wait for an hour. Hey, laundry is just half an hour and the dryer about an hour.

When she made this last week, I took the opportunity to buy Halu-halo mix so I can put the flan on my halu-halo. Ah, that's what I call a double whammy.

Ingredients:

4 tbsp of sugar
12 egg yolks (save whites for lemon merinue pie)
1 can of carnation evaporated milk
1 can of Carnation condensed milk
1 tsp of vanilla
lemon zest


Preheat Oven at 350-400.

Caramelize sugar in moulds. You will need two moulds for the above amount of ingredients. Set aside.


Put egg yolks in a bowl together with the milk, vanilla and zest. Stir gently and set the mixture aside for a few minutes to allow the bubbles brought about by stirring to a minimum. In the meantime, fill a foil pan with about 2 cups of water and shovel in the oven for about 10 minutes.



Strain egg mixture into the moulds to eliminate the zest. Place moulds into the foil pan and cover the foil pan with aluminum foil before shoveling it back into the oven. Bake for about an hour. Remove foil and bake for another 5 minutes. Let cool and chill before serving.

12 comments:

Toni said...

That looks soooo yummy. I miss my Lola's leceh flan!

bugsybee said...

Ting, I don't have an oven, what I have is an oven toaster. Will this do? I heard somebody said that you can steam(?) leche flan, is that so?
My father used to make this and he added rinds of lemon to remove the "suya".

bugsybee said...

...I heard somebody SAY ... sorry. Gutom lang 'to. Sabi ko sa yo, each time I am here, I always leave hungry!

dexiejane said...

this is my favorite pinoy dessert. i usually makes it during the holidays(thanksgiving and christmas), coz that's the time of year when i let myself pig out :) . my hubby and son loves this with their apple pie. i just love eating the whole thing..hehe

stefoodie said...

wow, mukhang totoong llanera ang ginamit dito ah. nice!

Pinay Rosas said...

Finally, I found the right place. I've been to all your blogs, but this has the latest update. Anyway, I love that flan...can I have a piece on top of my halo-halo? Trade you with my painting...lol.

mev

Karen said...

Uhmmm... Ting, does your daughter read your blog? Hehehe!

This does look perfect on top of halo-halo. Or with a pot of mint tea!

ting-aling said...

Toni, my lola was so probinsyana and she had a different dessert. I am hoping when we go visit my aunt this christmas, she will make that dessert for my kids to try.

ting-aling said...

Bugsybee, steaming actually is also good but I haven't tried it yet. I am close to being diabetic kasi that's why I am trying to avoid baking rich and sweet stuff. Wala namang bawal except that I have to watch what I eat and how much. Ang kaso, I also do not want to deprive my kids of these opportunities kaya I let them.

Apple pie Dexie? Ah that's something new. Never tried it before.

ting-aling said...

Stef, tutuong llanera yan. What happened was she baked it at her aunt's and I was so itching for her to come home kaya she was forced to bring the llanera with her. Cousin gave it to her na lang para daw matuto.

ting-aling said...

Mev, naku, I'll give you more than that kapalit ng painting mo. O ano, shall I call Fedex na?

Karen, haha, do my kids read my blog? They do, they do! Wala silang lusot if you ask them to slice vegetables for a certain recipe. Just ask them to look for it in my blog. Kaya sila inis, kasi wala na silang dahilan na hindi magawa ang pinapagawa ko unless offline which happens only once in a bluemoon.

Gcol said...

Ang sarap naman ng leche plan na yan...nakakagutom!