Dessert,Flan With Dulce De Leche

Flan with Dulce de Leche Uruguay

As an introduction to this hub I must say that while Flan is a staple dessert in many countries from Spain to Latin America , the Uruguayan version is in my opinion and in the opinion of many people even from neighboring countries like Argentina and Brazil the ultimate Flan specially when paired with what is considered the best dulce de leche ,which is also made in Uruguay.

A traditional uruguayan dessert.

Flan with dulce de leche.(Vanilla custard with dulce de leche)

This truly uruguayan favorite which is probably the most eaten dessert in the country is also inexpensive and very easy to make.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 1 hour 15 min
Ready in: 1 hour 30 min
Yields: serves eight to twelve people
Large for 1  QT. family.
Large for 1 QT. family.

Ingredients

  • One quart Milk
  • Six Eggs
  • Six Egg yolks only
  • Two teaspoons Vanilla extract
  • One lb. Dulce de leche
  • One lb. Sugar

Vanilla custard with dulce de leche.

4.8 stars from 5 ratings of Vanilla custard (Flan con dulce de leche)

Instructions

  1. First thing you should do is take the container you see in the picture, and in the large one for a family flan, put one cup of sugar, or for the small one for individual flan put two tablespoons of sugar, place on the stove on medium to low fire and once it starts to turn light brown take of the fire and try to spread it so it covers all the inside of the container by moving it around since the sugar is liquid now, if you need you can reheat it so it remains liquid and keep rotating it until all the inside is covered. Put it to the side so it cools off and the caramel hardens.Then in a bowl put six whole eggs plus six yolks only and mix well, add two teaspoons of vanilla extract and 1 1/2 cups of sugar ,mix well and add one quart of milk,mix again and pour everything in the container that by now should be cool and have an interior wall of hard caramel.
  2. Put in the oven at about 375 degrees and cook for about one hour fifteen minutes until the top looks light brown and when you introduce a clean dry knife it comes out clean.When it's done remove from oven let it cool off and put in refrigerator until it's cold,once it's cold turn it upside down on a large dish at least one inch deep.When ready to serve cut in slices about two inches wide place on a dessert plate baste with a tablespoon of the juice that surrounds it and.......
  3. Place three full tablespoons of dulce de leche around it. If you can find it use Dulce de leche Lapataia brand,if you can't find it use any uruguayan dulce de leche, if you can't find that try to find a good argentinian dulce de leche,if that is not possible Nestle, makes a pretty good dulce de leche that you can find in the spanish food section of any major supermarket.
  4. If you make the individual flans they will cook faster, and the presentation is nicer but it takes a little more work.

How to make Dulce De Leche

If you can't find good quality Dulce De Leche at your local supermarket or grocery store you can make it yourself.Put to boil three quarts of milk and two lbs. of sugar.When it boils lower the fire to the minimum and add one teaspoon of baking powder or sodium bicarbonate. Let it cook stirring occasionally between one and two hours until it thickens and turns a light brown color.Some people use the trick of putting in some large playing marbles that will stir it the whole time.

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mio cid 21 months ago from Uruguay Author

thank you for reading and commenting


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mio cid 21 months ago from Uruguay Author

If you were to make it you'll see it tastes even better than it looks . thanks for stopping and commenting


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mio cid 21 months ago from Uruguay Author

It is easier to make than it seems and a sure to impress your guests with dessert .


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suzettenaples 21 months ago from Taos, NM

This is delicious and flan and dulce de leche are eaten in all of the Hispanic countries. Flan is easy and fun to make and I enjoyed reading this.


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VioletteRose 21 months ago from Chicago

This looks so delicious!


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rebeccamealey 21 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

How decadent-looking. I wish I had a piece right now. All votes + and shared!


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mio cid 22 months ago from Uruguay Author

try it, you won't be dissapointed. thanks for stopping by and commenting


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vespawoolf 22 months ago from Peru, South America

This sounds delicious. In Peru, dulce de leche is called "manjar". It´s easy to find, so I will be trying this recipe!


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mio cid 22 months ago from Uruguay Author

well I don't know if you'll find good dulce de leche there ,you might have to make it.thanks for the comment.


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peterb6001 22 months ago from England

delish, now to find the dish


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mio cid 23 months ago from Uruguay Author

It is really so easy to make and so inexpensive that you won't believe how delicious it tastes and how you can impress your guests.thanks for stopping by and commenting. I've been following you for a long time and it's an honor.


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Lady_E 23 months ago from London, UK

It looks deliciously divine. Oh..... Mama Mia!!

Thanks.


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mio cid 2 years ago from Uruguay Author

this is guaranteed to satisfy any and all sweet tooth.


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Sofia Sutherland 2 years ago from Tallahassee, Florida

Wonderful!


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mio cid 2 years ago from Uruguay Author

it really is ,and also easy to make and not expensive.


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Connor Kelly 2 years ago from California

This looks delicious!


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mio cid 2 years ago from Uruguay Author

And I don't blame you. it's so delicious and easy to make you'll want to make it every sunday .Thanks for the visit and comment


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robie2 2 years ago from Central New Jersey

I am totally drooling.


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mio cid 2 years ago from Uruguay Author

i have yet to find a person that after trying it doesn't love it.thanks for stopping by and commenting .let me go follow you


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sadstill22 2 years ago from Hubpages, My World

this uruguay dish is making me hungry


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mio cid 2 years ago from Uruguay Author

it's very easy but trully delicious,impress family and friends!


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chanroth 2 years ago from California, USA

I am going to try this!


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mio cid 2 years ago from Uruguay Author

thank you for reading and commenting,i hope you enjoy the recipe


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bethperry 2 years ago from Tennesee

Oh my! One of the best desserts in the word - thank you so much for posting. Voted up! (And will have to try out your recipe)


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

What a lovely idea for a treat, and it looks so good!


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mio cid 4 years ago from Uruguay Author

Thank you, I know you will like it.I will attempt to make your moist chocolate cake today ,my mouth is watering already.


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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

We have a version of this dessert in Peru, but yours looks even more delicious. Your photos are gorgeous. Thank you...I look forward to trying this! Have added it to my "to-try" list.


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mio cid 4 years ago from Uruguay Author

If I inspired you to go eat some sinfully delicious ice cream , than my day has been productive, something good came of it,I guess i can consider it my good deed of the day. thks for commenting and stopping by.


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

That custard has me going out to get ice cream...

omg..i want some of that..


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mio cid 4 years ago from Uruguay Author

Thank you, I'm sure your family will love it, and it is great to make if you have a family gathering.


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Mama Kim 8 4 years ago

OOOhhh. I just love trying desserts I've never had before ^_^ this one is very exciting! Thank you for the recipe, voted up and pinned ^_^

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