Tocino del Cielo


Tocino del cielo is a Spanish dessert similar to our own leche flan. The only difference is that Tocino del cielo are very small which looks like mini leche flan and it doesn’t have milk. Only the two basic ingredients which are egg yolks and sugar. Simply sweet and delightful delicacy.

To make tocino del cielo; Boil the sugar and water until the syrup forms a soft ball when dropped in cold water. Add the butter and let it melt. Beat the egg yolks, add the syrup after cooling it; add the lemon zest then blend well and strain. Line a pan or small mold with caramelized sugar, fill 3/4 full with mixture and steam until thick and set. Cool before unmolding. To see the complete recipe with lists of ingredients in exact measurements, continue reading.

 

How to Make Tocino del Cielo
 
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Recipe type: Dessert Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Serves: 10 servings
Ingredients
  • 25 yolks
  • 4 cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¼ tsp kalamansi or lemon zest
Instructions
How to make Tocino del Cielo
  1. Boil the sugar and water until the syrup forms a soft ball when dropped
  2. in cold water. Add the butter and let it melt.
  3. Beat the egg yolks, add the syrup after cooling it; add the lemon zest then blend well and strain.
  4. Line a pan or small mold with caramelized sugar, fill ¾ full with mixture and steam until thick and set.
  5. Cool before unmolding. The tocino del cielo is often baked in small individual molds, then placed in small souffle cups before serving. Good for 10 persons.

 

Tocino del Cielo