Leche Flan

Leche Flan is great for dessert and some take this for snacks. Just a caution for diabetics, this recipe is high in sugar.

  • 2 cups thick coconut milk
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar, refined
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  1. Dissolve brown sugar in 1/4 cup water and cook over moderate heat until the sugar browns, or caramelizes.
  2. Line a suitable mold with 3/4 of the caramelized syrup evenly, and set aside.
  3. Stir the milk into the remaining 1/4 of caramelized syrup.
  4. Place over low heat and stir continuously until all caramel is dissolved.
  5. Mix egg yolks and slightly beaten whites and beat lightly to mix thouroughly.
  6. Add sugar and lemon rind.
  7. Then add coconut milk with caramelized syrup and mix well.
  8. Strain through a cheese cloth and pour into the mold previously lined with caramel.
  9. Cook slowly in a pan with hot water without allowing water to boil.
  10. After about 1 and 1/2 hours cooking, place a piece of plain metal sheet above the mold and over it, place a few piece of live charcoal to brown top of custard.
  11. Or slip under broiler in oven just long enough to brown.
  12. Cool and unmold before serving.