I made a bunch of leche flans during Lloyd's birthday. It was a hit!I got this recipe from the recipe book my mom gave me (Elvas Meal Times: Filipino & International Dishes).
There are actually 7 leche flan recipes in the book, but I've only tried #4 (coz it's the easiest). Maybe next time I'll try the others. :)
- 6 egg yolks
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 can condensed milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup sugar
- Caramelize 1/2 cup sugar in a mold under the broiler. Take it out when the sugar is melted, and tilt to cover the whole bottom surface of the mold. Cool.
- Pour mixture into the caramel-lined pan. Steam for an hour. Steam with the mold covered.Un-mold when cool and invert into a serving platter.
I've modified this recipe a bit.
- The recipe needs 1/2 cup sugar for the caramel, but I'm using less. Instead, I just put enough sugar to cover the mold.
- To caramelize the sugar, I placed the mold (with the sugar) in the oven toaster, checking it often to see if all the sugar has melted (not burned!).