Thursday, January 3, 2013

Leche Flan - 3 Flavors

Leche flan (from leche, Spanish for milk) is a caramel custard, made with eggs, milk and sugar and flavored with vanilla. It originated from the regions along the border of France and Spain and was brought to the Philippines at the time of Spanish colonization.

All Filipino occasions call for this recipe, but i prefer it more during the holiday season, it's perfect as gifts and for potluck parties, It never fails
to impress guests and receive good remarks after a meal.

 After researching for new flavors, I found new twists to the usual leche flan caramel. I like the addition of coffee because I actually like my caramel toppings very dark, so there's a bitter edge to it. I love the soft and silky tease the flan gives to the mouth and with coffee flavor? and chocolate? a tempting and yummy dessert! btw, the coffee flavor was a big hit at home. Happy Holidays!  - HIR


20 egg yolks
4 whole eggs
2 big cans Evaporated Milk
2 big cans Condensed Milk
1 Tetra Pack Condensed Milk
1/2 cup chocolate syrup
2 packets, strong coffee
Refined washed sugar (for caramel)
2 tsps. vanilla
Yield : 12 oval medium pans or llanera


Put a teaspoon of sugar on each pan, add more sugar if you want it more sweeter.caramelize over low heat.set aside and let cool.

Mix eggs, milk and vanilla. portion half of the mixture for the flavored flans.

Strain the mixture for a smoother and creamy flan. Pour to another bowl. 

Put two ladles of milk mix on each flan.

Cover with aluminum foil and arrange in the steamer.

 For coffee flavor: put 1/2 teaspoon strong coffee per pan, mix with sugar and caramelize over low heat.

For the chocolate flan: Measure 1/2 cup chocolate syrup

Pour Chocolate syrup on the milk mixture.

Mix evenly in one direction.

Pour on caramelized flans

Steam for 30 minutes

Allow to cool before putting on the fridge.

and here are the finished products:

May we all be blessed with the same graces and bounty in the year 2013. Happy New Year!

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