Let’s try a soft caramel with eggs and milk. Leche Flan is one such delicious dessert. In short, it is similar to pure creme caramel and caramel custard. What do you know about this side dish that is famous worldwide? You can easily prepare a dessert at home using a few minor ingredients. How to Cook Leche Flan? Come, let’s talk.

There are several ways to make a Cook Leche Flan delicious. But there is a delightful secret to preparing it well. Let’s talk about that secret first and then learn about the secrets of whole food.

Ingredients for making Leche Flan

For the caramel

1 cup of sugar

Three-quarters of a cup of water

For the custard

12 egg yolks

1 evaporated milk

One sweetened milk

One tablespoon of vanilla extract

Steps to prepare Leche Flan

First step :

First, preheat the oven you will be using to make the Leche Flan to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

Second step:

You can combine the sugar and water in a saucepan over medium-high heat. It would be best if you concentrated without proper stirring to prevent the mixture from crystallizing. Now continue to melt the sugar syrup, stirring the pan occasionally, for 7 to 10 minutes until it turns brown. 

Remember to turn your oven heat to medium and wait for the color. When the sugar caramel turns dark brown, pour it into the flan mold. Make sure the entire bottom surface is covered. You can tilt the template for that.

Ways to caramelize sugar

There are three ways you can caramelize the sugar. The above method is the easiest. Apart from that, you can also try the following two methods. Whichever method you use to caramelize the sugar, ensure no lumps. Avoid burning as it can quickly develop a bitter taste.

Microwave the easy way.

First, combine the water with the sugar in a clean microwave-safe bowl. Then scatter the beets well under the sugar.

Please put it in the microwave for about 6 or 7 minutes. Leave until the color turns honey golden.

Finally pour immediately into molds and allow to harden.

Dry method

  • Place three spoons of sugar separately in the lanera.
  • Now put the lanera on the stove and use the hips under low flame. Bring the Llanera back on the flan until the sugar dissolves. Do it until the sugar turns a golden honey color.
  • Continuously tilt and rotate the spoon to ensure even the sugar syrup’s melting and distribute the liquid on the bottom of the mold.
  • Then remove from heat and let the caramel harden to cool.

Third step:

Now you can take a large bowl and add evaporated milk, condensed milk, egg yolk, and vanilla extract. Be careful to prevent bubbles and foam from forming. Stir it very lightly. Now slowly pour the butter into the caramelized flan mold. Now cover with aluminum foil.

Fourth step:

Now you can place a large baking dish and the mold on the oven rack. Now prepare the covered flan in the baking dish and add hot water so that a small half of the side of the mold comes up.

The fifth step

Bake in the preheated oven for about 1 hour until the mixture thickens. Now carefully remove the flan mold from the oven. Then let it cool for about 30 minutes. Then run a knife around the edges of the flan mold. Cover the mold with a rimmed plate and carefully invert it to release the flan from the mold to serve.

Other recipes that can cook Leche Flan

Evaporation method

You can do this by whisking the egg yolks in a mixing bowl. That is, using a fork or mixer or a stand mixer by hand. Make sure the eggs are softest there.

Then gradually add milk to it. Fresh milk can start with condensed milk with vanilla extract. Continue to beat until all the ingredients in the bowl are well mixed.

Prepare the caramel in any of the above ways. Pour it slowly into molds and cover the mold with foil. Then finally, the mold should be steamed. Arrange each tray in a steamer and steam for 30 minutes or more. Cook to the desired level at that point.

Tips to Cook Smooth Leche Flan

Avoid getting too much air into the mixture. For that, stir the mixture in one direction. It makes holes in the flan when cooked.

Tap the spoon on the counter a few times to release any trapped air bubbles.

You can use cheesecloth or an excellent mesh strainer to remove the egg whites or foam to ensure a smoother consistency.

If you find the mixture foaming, let it sit for a few minutes to let the bubbles subside.

Make sure to cook the Leche Flan. Adjust to medium.

Do not steam or burn at high temperatures. Use a water bath or bain-marie to ensure the custard thickens gradually as the temperature rises slowly.

Storing or serving Leche Flan

When thinking about How to Cook Leche Flan, you can finally think about how to serve it. It also has proper practice.

Leche flan is best enjoyed chilled. You can give it out as a side dish after a main meal, an afternoon snack, or a topping for an iced dessert.

Keep refrigerated for 3 to 4 days when you store. Store in an airtight holder  to maintain freshness.

To freeze, transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 1 month. Remember to thaw overnight before serving.

Final thoughts

Leche Flan is creamy with a smooth, silky golden caramel. It is a famous custard dessert for Filipinos. It is a trendy dessert because it is easy to make. However, our guide will help those who still need to be convinced about How to Cook Leche Flan.