Leche Flan is a creamy custard with caramelized sugar top.
Filipino leche flan recipe uses both evaporated and condensed canned milks aside from the usual ingredient of eggs, sugar and vanilla.
The dessert Flan, also known as Caramel Creme, is of Spanish origin.
It is quite popular in South and Central America and done just like our Flan.
Traditionally, a llanera, which is an oval shaped aluminum tin pan is used.
The custard is flavored with vanilla extract or lime/lemon zest, then cooked in a steamer on the stove top or in a bain-marie inside the oven.
Caramelized sugar or arnibal is first made at the bottom of the pan before pouring in the custard mixture.
This process gives the custard the caramelized top because it is flipped like an upside down cake when served.
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PREPARATION TIME : 10 minutes
COOKING TIME : 30 minutes
1 Mix all the ingredients together, except the 1/3 cup sugar for the arnibal. Set aside.
2 To caramelize the sugar in the pan:
3 Strain and pour the custard mixture on the caramelized pan.
4 Cook in a steamer for 20-25 minutes, or until the top is firm.
5 Cool and refrigerate before serving.
6 To serve, loosen the sides and flip over on a serving plate.
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