Resto Hacks

March 24, 2021
Ube Leche Flan Doughnut

Time needed: 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Difficulty: Moderate
Makes: 12 doughnuts
Leche Flan:
1/2 cup sugar
12 pieces egg yolks
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 can evaporated milk

Doughnut dough:
1 1/4 cups whole milk, warmed
2 1/4 teaspoons or 1 package of yeast 
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup white sugar 
1 teaspoon salt 
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
3 tablespoons melted shortening or oil 
1 piece egg
3 tablespoons Ube flavoring or ube powder

Ube halaya


  1. Prepare leche flan molds

    In each llanera, place 3 tablespoons of sugar. Set llanera over the stove on low heat and using tongs, move llanera repeatedly over flames until sugar is melted and golden. Continuously tilt and swirl the llanera to ensure even melting and to distribute melted sugar on the bottom of the mold. Remove from heat and allow caramel to harden. Set aside.

  2. Make leche flan

    In a medium-sized bowl, combine egg yolks, evaporated milk, and condensed milk. Gently stir until blended then strain. Pour strained mixture into prepared llaneras.

  3. Steam

    Cover the llaneras with foil. Arrange the llaneras in the steamer. Steam it for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the toothpick comes out clean. Set aside to chill.

  4. Prepare yeast

    In a jug combine warmed milk and yeast, mix and let it foam up for 5-10 minutes. 

  5. Combine dry ingredients

    In the bowl mix together flour, sugar, salt, and nutmeg until well combined.

  6. Make dough

    Add melted shortening and egg to milk and yeast and mix to combine. Add mixture to the flour mixture, knead it for 5 to 7 minutes.

  7. Rest

    Grease bowl with oil and add dough, brush the top of the dough and cover with plastic wrap and a kitchen towel and let it rise for 2 hours 

  8. Cut out doughnuts

     Sprinkle a little bit of flour in your work surface and roll out dough to 1/2 inch thick, cut donuts with a round cutter. Place donuts on a baking sheet, cover, and let it rise for 30-45 minutes.

  9. Fry

    Once donuts doubled again, start frying them on hot oil over medium heat until golden brown on both sides. Remove from oil and place them on a cooling rack.

  10. Cut

    Make a hole in the center of the doughnut, cutting until just halfway through.

  11. Fill

    Spread a layer of ube halaya along the inside of the doughnut.

  12. Top

    Place the Leche flan in the center. To serve you can dust t with powdered sugar.