Overwhelmed With Joy is asking for holiday recipes. Here’s one of my favorite desserts, Leche Flan.
The recipe serves 8 to 10 people. If I’m not in the mood, I could eat the whole flan in one serving. If I am in the mood, I’d nag my wife to bake some more.
1 cup sugar
¼ cup water
Caramelize sugar in a saucepan. Do so by boiling sugar in water, stirring continuously until it turns golden brown.
Pour caramel into a 2-inch deep mold or dish. Make sure the whole surface is covered.
12 egg yolks
2 13-ounce can evaporated milk
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Lightly stir all ingredients in a large bowl. The idea is to mix the ingredients without forming bubbles or foam.
Slowly pour mix into the caramel-lined mold or dish. Strain if you must.
Cover mold or dish with aluminum foil.
Place mold or dish in a larger pan filled with water. The idea is to let boiling water bake the custard.
Bake in oven for an hour. Make sure the custard is firm.
Cool before unmolding into a platter.
If you decide to try this recipe, let me know. I'll say a little prayer, hoping I gave you the right recipe. If I gave you the wrong recipe (or missed a step), I'll say another prayer, hoping you won't find out where I live in case you're in the mood to bake my head instead.
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