Monday, July 16, 2007

My dad's favorite dessert: Sweetened Condensed Milk Custard

Sweetened Condensed Milk Custard

Although we still are counting calories at home, I’ll take a break from the healthy/low fat posts and show you my dad’s favorite dessert: sweetened condensed milk custard.

Last Saturday we celebrated his 59th birthday and I cooked and baked for the party. Unfortunately, I didn’t get good photos of the food – not even of the cake. I think everything was OK, because there was nothing left. :)

This custard is extremely popular here in Brazil and loved by many of us. As fattening as it looks (and is), you should give it a try – I just ask you not to put the blame on me once you get hooked.

Sweetened Condensed Milk Custard

160g caster sugar
100ml boiling water

1 can sweetened condensed milk (395g)
2 cans of whole milk – use the condensed milk can to measure the milk amount
3 eggs
½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Pre-heat the oven to 200ºC/390ºF.

For the caramel: place the sugar in a saucepan over medium heat and cook until it begins to melt. Using a wooden spoon, stir it from time to time to make sure the melting process is even.
When the sugar turns into a dark brown syrup, add the water – carefully not to get burned – and cook it until there are no more sugar lumps.
Remove from heat and pour this caramel inside a 19cm ring pan, coating the sides well.
Set aside.

For the custard: place all the ingredients in a blender and blend for a couple of minutes. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Cover it with foil.
Place the prepared pan inside another pan and pour hot water until it comes half way the ring pan. Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until a skewer/small knife inserted comes out clean
Leave it to cool then refrigerate for at least 6 hours.
Unmold and serve.

Serves 10.

Sweetened Condensed Milk Custard


Deborah said...

Oh wow!! I am drooling just looking at this! I'm going to bookmark this for the next time I am craving something full of calories!

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

My husband would adore this -- it combines all the things he loves! I'll bookmark this recipe for him.

Susan said...

Powerfully rich and sweet. Patricia, is there any similarity between this and flan with doce de leite? Seems so, but the custard looks denser and the caramel looser. I'm not being picky, just fascinated. It's so lovely.

Unknown said...

This looks absolutely fabulous! I love flan, and this looks like a beautiful flan in a ring shape.

Anh said...

I love love flan! Oh pat, my plan of eating healthy after the holiday has crashed because of you!!!! j/k :D Love all your food, and this is no exception!

BTW, Happy Belated Birthday to your Dad.

Abby said...

So that's flan? I've never had flan OR custard, but I can (happily) imagine the creamy texture of both. YUM! (I bet.)

Warda said...

The custard looks just like Flan. Your father is so lucky to have such a loving daughter. Happy birthday to him, Patricia.

Cynthia said...

I like the disclaimer but I am tell everyone it is your fault. I've bookmarked it to try (when I have lots of company:))

Anonymous said...

I like this very much! Especially when it's offered at the buffet line. I didn't know it is so simple to make :)

Shayne said...

All these years I thought that flan was really, really hard to make and you make it look so simple here. I will have to try this only after I lose the pounds I gained when I quite smoking last year, but I will try to make this this year (Christmas)

Stella said...

Hmmmm!!! Pat, this looks finger licking good! I can tell from the photo! Looks a lot like the flans I make at home. I've no wonder everyone, especially your dad LOVED it!

Anonymous said...

it's good to take a break from dieting! you deserve it.

Anonymous said...

Oh my, that looks sooooo good! When I'm feeling like a splurge, I'd like to try this recipe. I have a microwave and baked version of this recipe, but I'm sure that it doesn't taste as good as yours.

Pat said...

Ohhhhhhhh That looks soooooooo lovely!!!

Meeta K. Wolff said...

Incredible! It looks so good, I can understand why your dad likes this. I just wish I had a spoon and could reach in to scoop a spoonful for a taste.

Peabody said...

Oh it looks like a giant flan ring...and I love flan. I'm glad you posted a non-good for you dessert :)

WokandSpoon said...

I'm counting calories at the moment as well and sooo should not have looked at all your pictures
This looks sweet and sinful! lovely!

Anonymous said...

Oh boy! How can you diet around that??? :) This looks like a local (well, with Spanish influence) sweet we have here called leche flan :)

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

I'm sure I've had this and would have thought is was much more difficult to make! I'm sure my husband would go crazy for this.

Anonymous said...

This looks delicious! I would have guessed it to be a flan, but I love it in the ring. A diet killer for sure!

Anonymous said...

I like this... can I have a piece, it looks so refreshing and good.

Patricia Scarpin said...

Deb, this is really decadent - be prepared! :)

Lydia, I hope he likes it!

Susan, flan is similar, but I believe the cooking method is different, and also the addition of sweetened condensed milk. Doce de leite is what you guys call dulce de leche - you'll get it by boiling a can of sweetened condensed milk.
I don't know if my answers are clear enough, let me know, please?

Toni, this is really delicious, my friend.

Anh, you should give this a try before starting your healthy diet! ;)
My dad says tks!

Abby, this is so good, you should make it sometime.

Rose, thank you, sweetie. He says tks, too!

Cynthia, what a nice idea - spread the calories around! :D

Pablopabla, it's simple, all you need to do is plan in advance because it takes a long time to cook and chill.

Shayne, tks for stopping by! I'm glad to hear you quit smoking.
I would also love to hear your opinion about it.

Valentina, my dear, I'm glad to hear you cook something similar, I know it's pretty good!

Celine, thank you! My dad had half of it by himself, so we had just a small slice. :)

HungryKat, thank you! I would love to see your take on it.

Pat, thank you!

Meeta, make sure you get a spoonful and with loads of caramel, ok? :D

Peabody, this is not good for you but totally worth it. :)

Wok and Spoon, I am counting, too, Weight Watchers' points, to be more precise. ;)
Thank you for your lovely words!

Joey, that leche flan sounds delicious!

Tanna, the oven does all the work. :)

Lynn, you are sooooo right! :)

Amrita said...

Oh!!! The calories!!! HA!...

Awesome job!

Cheryl said...

I have never tried this. I really love the flavors for this.

Hilda said...

I love flan. And this sounds particularly delicious (aside from the lovely pictures), I'm bookmarking it.

Anonymous said...

That looks so sinful! And for once, I'm referring to something non-chocolate as sinful, so you can tell how much I wish I could have a slice of this. Yummy!

Manggy said...

Condensed milk - yum - the preferred milk for flan here in the Philippines. I think some recipes for Leche Flan are made exclusively with condensed milk as the dairy product. DEADLY! But heavenly. Here, we steam instead of bake as it is more economical for most. Happy birthday to your dad!

Anonymous said...

This is what my ex chilean boss told me to try. We had an old can of condensed milk in the fridge and he told me it would make a great custard. :)

hapagirl said...

Obrigada Patricia! I was looking for an easier pudim recipe. This is one of the things I miss most about living in Brasil!

Thistlemoon said...

This looks so amazing Patricia! I love custards, flans, dulce de leche all of it!!! I want someone to make this for me for my birthday! I can totally relate to your dad!

Anonymous said...

It looks heavenly! And easy to make? It is from heaven! :):)

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

Yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy, should I go on? It looks really good Patricia!

Anne said...

This is very similar to our leche flan in the Philippines but yours uses less eggs. Indeed this dessert is addicting :)

Elle said...

Mmmm, looks very good. Sometimes fattening is fine. Now, back to the treadmill :)

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to your dad! I love condense milk custard. Ann is righte, this looks similar to our leche flan except ours have more egg yolks.

Oh for the love of food! said...

Patricia, I can imagine how amazing this custard would taste... I LOVE Condensed milk! ( and I don't believe in dieting!)

Mallow said...

Oh dear, that sounds amazing - I am a sucker for ANYTHING with sweetened condensed milk.

Nora B. said...

Patricia, I know I will love this. I actually don't think that it's that fattening because many other baked cutard recipes use cream, so I think yours is worth the calories :-)

Karin W. said...

Your Sweetened Condensed Milk Custard seems to be very much like something we call Brylé Pudding. I´m not sure whether the ingredients are the same or not, because I have never tried to make it myself, only seen chefs on TV make brylé pudding. At the end, they are melting and caramelizing the sugar on top with some propane blowtorch.

obachan said...

Gosh, this looks divine. *drool*

kellypea said...

What a lovely custard. My mom loves sweetened condensed milk, too. Enjoy your break from calorie counting!

Anonymous said...

I took a calorie counting break too. Your break looks really fantastic! Yum!

Kelly-Jane said...

It looks gorgeous, we'd love this!

I'm trying to be good as well, but I'm making something sweet once a week!

Anonymous said...

Oooh, this looks so luscious! Brian and I are trying to watch what we eat too, but some things are worth a little splurge!

Figs, Bay, Wine said...

Rules (and diets) were made to be broken! And this looks positively delicious.

Helene said...

Looks like a big giant flan which make me happy happy :) I love that first spoonful of flan, and tend to tilt my plate to save all the caramel!

KJ said...

This looks good. Creamy and delicious.

Truffle said...

This sounds absolutely heavenly! I adore anything with custard so you've won me over ;)

heather :] said...

That looks wonderful! I had a craving for flan not too long ago, but I think I shall try this instead!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Amrita, many, many calories, sweetie! :)

Cheryl, you should try it sometime!

Hilda, thank you for your lovely words!

Ovenhaven, I'm glad I caught your eye even without chocolate, quite an honor! :)

Manggy, that ingredient is sinful, isn't it? Pure condensed milk sounds heavenly.
I'm glad you stopped by!
Dad says tks! :)

Cooking Ninja, let me know if you try it?

Hapagirl, obrigada! I'm glad you stopped by, such a nice thing to get to know people that like my country!

Jenn, be careful, sweetie, it's pretty addictive. ;)

Sher, it's easy and just a few ingredients are necessary.

Amanda, you are so sweet, my friend!

Anne, I'm glad to hear there's something similar around there, so you know I'm not overreacting when I say it's so good! :)

Elle, treadmill, indeed! So necessary! :)

Veron, the texture of this dessert is unbelievable.

Carol, I had a laugh with you, my dear - dieting really sucks! :)

Mallow, me too - it's good even pure, out of the can. Dangerous. :)

Nora, I should start thinking the way you do - love your point of view. :)

Karin, you brylé sounds like crème brulée, am I wrong? I bet it's sinful, anyway.

Obachan, tks for visiting!

Kelly, thank you! I'm back on the game, now, though. :S

Kristen, sometimes we need to indulge a little, right? :)

Kelly-Jane, once a week sounds smart and feasible. :)

Sarah, I agree! We need a little extra something sometimes. :)

Figs, thank you - I'm glad you stopped by!

Helen, I was hoping you would like this recipe, sweetie!

KJ, thank you!

Truffle, and the caramel is to die for, too. :)

Heather, I'm so glad to have you here! If you ever make it, let me know what you think, please?

eatme_delicious said...

That looks soooooo good. I'm sure I would LOVE that dessert. :)

Karin W. said...

You are right, Patricia. "Brylé" is the Swedish word for the French word "brulée".

Anonymous said...

Patricia - This looks very similar to a very common dessert from Turkey called krem karamel. As you may guess it can be roughly translated as cream caramel, both of which are already in your ingredient list. I like the dessert but never prepare because it includes way too many eggs. Your recipe looks much better. But it is impossible to find condensed milk in Turkey and it takes ages to prepare it at home :(
Lovely photo!

Anonymous said...

Hi Patricia,
Thanks. The custared was easy to make and tasted great. However I have a doubt. I used a small container and didnt need so much sugar syrup ( caramel). I want to know why 100ml water needs to be added to the sugar syrup. I was able melt the sugar well but as soon as I added boiling water to it, it became lumpy. Can I make the caramel by just melting sugar and not adding water?

Patricia Scarpin said...

Delicious, I bet you would! :)

Karin, tks for sharing the info, sweetie.

Cenk, thank you! I'm so glad you like it!
Less eggs is definitely a plus. :)

Hi, Fiona,
I'm glad to hear you made the recipe and liked it.
Once you add the water (which has to be boiling) you have to wait a bit - all the lumps will melt.
You can make the caramel without the water, but in the end, when you serve the dessert, there won't be much syrup.

ayseyaman said...

Hi Patricia
I was looking all your post and I loved all of them. :)
This Caramel custard dessert looks lovely. I would like to try it. :)

christine said...

Oh my, this is exactly the type of dessert I love and grew up with. I have fond memories of both my grandmothers making flan and it looks just like this. But this sounds extra rich and delicious - it's made with condensed milk! Must try. Thanks for sharing the recipe. :)

Serena@TentarNonNuoce said...

hi Pat, i typed "pudim de leite condensado" in google images (as well as "bolo de leite condensado") in order to find some good recipe (i have to use a can of leite c. asap)... ad of course i got here :D the kitchen wonderland :D
i already had the idea of trying quesillo/pudim the leite c., which more or less are the same, but i was wondering if this dessert does have the consistency of a creme caramel/flan... does it?

thank you :)


Patricia Scarpin said...

Dear Sere, the texture is very similar to flan/creme caramel, indeed! You are right. Hope you enjoy the recipe!


Elisa said...

ummm que rico!!

it's a favorite of ours as well.

Sonia said...

Patricia, I'm from Venezuela. This dessert is very popular in my country, it's a tradition of all birthdays, it's called "quesillo".
I make it with 4 eggs and 1+1/2 whole milk can.
For the caramel I use less water, only 1 tablespoon.

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