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September 2, 2020
Cassava Leche Flan

Time needed: 1 hour and 30 minutes.

DIFFICULTY: Moderate
Makes: 6 – 8 servings

Ingredients:
Leche Flan:
½ cup sugar
10 pieces egg yolks
1½ cups condensed milk
1 cup fresh milk
½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Cassava Cake:
Butter, for greasing pan/mold
2 cups cassava, grated
2 pieces eggs
½ cup sugar
¾ cup evaporated milk
¼ cup condensed milk
½ cup coconut milk
¼ cup butter, melted
Grated cheese, for topping

Procedure:

  1. Prepare mold

    Place two layers of baking paper into a mold. Grease/butter mold with butter.

  2. Make cassava mixture

    In a large mixing bowl, combine grated cassava, eggs, sugar, evaporated milk, condensed milk, coconut milk, and butter and mix together until well combined.

  3. Pour into mold and bake

    Pour cassava mixture into the greased mold. Bake cassava cake in an oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 30 – 50 minutes, until fully cooked through. Let cool.

  4. Make flan mixture

    In another bowl, whisk the egg yolks until they break apart and turn smooth. Add the condensed milk, fresh milk, and vanilla extract, mixing until well combined.

  5. Strain smooth

    Pour the leche flan mix through a strainer onto the cassava mixture. Cover top with foil.

  6. Continue baking

    Place mold in a larger pan filled halfway with hot water and put back into the oven. Bake for another 15 – 20 minutes, until leche flan layer is firm.