Leche Flan is the ultimate dessert treat! Delightful, full, smooth and creamy with this classic Filipino custard golden caramel topping.
First of all, let me assure you that this is the smoothest, most creamy, most melting lashes in your mouth that you will be happy to try. Second, let me land on a tangent and share a personal story with you.
My ex (husband) attracted me in his youth through llanera on lanera of leche flan. So-and-so was his specialty, and he was great at it, eventually winning a wedding dream where I was sitting on the couch watching TV while he was preparing my food in the kitchen.
Well, the scene never really changed, because I soon found out how far Caramel Custard had her kitchen skills. The way we lived together, he was sitting on the sofa watching TV while I was preparing his meal in the kitchen. But for each party or gathering, he took on the responsibility of making so-and-so while I did the rest.
Decades later, the marriage had already broken down, the resident so-and-so had been hanging around for a long time, I wanted to make myself stand in the kitchen and didn’t know how. You know what happens when you marry someone, and you assume it’s forever? I never wrote the recipe because I thought it would always be there to make lychees.
In my divorce, I had to face the obvious devastation of knowing and enduring the difficult process of rebuilding myself. With the grace of time and tears, I am now an amazingly happy, independent woman living on my own terms and not having to apologize for the new four-inch stelto she bought but maybe Will ever wear
I am now a comfortable woman in her skin. A woman with wrinkles on her face that speaks of age and is no longer forced to face the little flesh for which she was deceived. I don’t hesitate when I know that the being I used to know has bowed down, and I certainly won’t be afraid of the challenge of making so-and-so now. Prescription or no prescription, I have seen this man many times to learn his technique, and I can certainly guess the measurement of eggs and sugar and milk on my own.
So today, I made my version. Ha! Victory for the scorned woman, I left his in the dust!
What is Leche Flan?
Lychee is the Filipino version of Flann Cream Caramel. This is a dessert dish that is traditionally served as a dessert at parties, festivals and other special occasions. It is also commonly used as a topping for shaved ice, such as hello-halo or other treats such as floating island or graham de leche.
This classic dessert is made with a layer of caramelized sugar and a custard mixture of egg yolks, evaporated milk, and condensed milk. Vanilla extract and key lime or calamansi zest are usually added to brighten the flavor and cut the richness.
The flan is either baked in the oven or boiled in an oval tin pan on a stove called llaneras. After cooking, it is refrigerated to cool and set completely. The mold is inverted on a platter with caramel sauce on top when ready to serve.
Although similar to Spanish flannel, it has a higher flavor and denser consistency because it uses all the egg yolks.
How to caramelize sugar
Here are three ways to turn sugar into golden caramel. Whichever method you use, make sure it is completely melted without any grains. Take a closer look at it to prevent it from burning, which can lead to a bitter taste.
In the easiest way to microwave!
Tips for smooth consistency
How to serve and store