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Leche frita, or fried milk - video recipe !

Dessert
15 servings
30 min
30 min
Very Easy
Those little Spanish treats are just amazing ! Savory, easy to bake, this new way to have custard will enchant you !

Ingredients

Number of serving: 15

The custard :

4 cups milk

1 cinnamon stick

1 organic lemon peel

4 egg yolks

1 cup sugar

3/4 cup cornflour


The batter :

flour

2 beaten eggs

sugar

powdered cinnamon

Preparation

  • Step 1 - Leche frita, or fried milk - Video recipe !
    Put 3.5 cups of milk to boil, with the lemon peel and the cinnamon stick. Once it has boiled, let it infuse.
  • Step 2 - Leche frita, or fried milk - Video recipe !
    Beat the yolks with the sugar until it gets creamy. In a bowl, mix together the cornflour and the remaining milk. Add this to the mix yolks + sugar.
  • Step 3 - Leche frita, or fried milk - Video recipe !
    Take the cinnamon stick and lemon peel out of the milk, then gradually pour it into the previous mix, while whisking.
  • Step 4 - Leche frita, or fried milk - Video recipe !
    Put it all back into the pot, on medium heat, and stir until it thickens (around 5 minutes).
  • Step 5 - Leche frita, or fried milk - Video recipe !
    Cover a large dish with plastic foil, and pour the cream on it. Cover it with plastic foil as well so it won't form a skin. Put it in the fridge for a few hours.
  • Step 6 - Leche frita, or fried milk - Video recipe !
    Unmold the custard, which should hold well. Cut it in cubes. Dip each cube of custard into flour, then into the beaten eggs.
  • Step 7 - Leche frita, or fried milk - Video recipe !
    Heat some frying oil in a pan, then put the cubes in it. Fry every face until they are brown, then take them out of the oil.
  • Step 8 - Leche frita, or fried milk - Video recipe !
    Mix sugar and cinnamon together, and dip each leche frita in it.
  • Step 9 - Leche frita, or fried milk - Video recipe !
    There you are, enjoy your leche frita !

Video

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Photos

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Questions:

What do you mean by cornflour? Is that the same thing as cornstarch? Seems like 3/4 cup is a lot for cornstarch....

Answer:

It is corn starch indeed. It is a lot but it is what you need for this recipe.






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