Thursday, August 25, 2011

Quesillo (Flan)


  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 oz)
  • 14 oz milk

  • Stir sugar in a heavy saucepan over medium heat until melted and caramel-colored (it is easy to burn, so stir constantly)
  • Pour the sugar mixture into a double boiler pan
  • Whisk together eggs, sweetened condensed milk, & regular milk
Double Boiler Option:
  1. Pour milk mixture over sugar mixture in double boiler pan after blended well
  2. Add water to the double boiler & cook at medium heat for 1 hour (it is done when a knife comes out clean) 
  3. Remove from the double boiler and cool for 15 min before turning out onto a plate
Oven Option: 
  1. Pour sugar mixture into a round pan (glass) or loaf pan (glass)
  2. Pour milk mixture into the pan over sugar mixture
  3. Place pan (glass) into a larger pan (glass) & put into a 350 degree pre-heated oven
  4. Pour boiling water into outer pan to a height of about 1 inch
  5. Bake for about an hour or until knife comes out clean
  6. Turn the quesillo out onto a plate or serve from pan
This recipe is from the Dominican Republic, but is common throughout Latin America.

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