Leche Ube (Leche Flan With Ube Halaya)

Ingredients:

For the Ube Halaya:

  • 1kl Purple Yam (ube)
  • 410ml Evaporated filled milk
  • 300ml condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

For the Leche Flan:

  • 8 egg yolks
  • 410ml evaporated milk
  • 300ml condensed milk
  • 1 cup white sugar (more if needed)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

Procedure:

For the Leche Flan:

  1. Melt 1-2 tbsp of sugar in each llanera. Set aside
  2. In a bowl combine egg yolks, evaporated milk, condensed milk, and vanilla extract
  3. Mix well
  4. Strain the mixture twice and set aside

For the Ube Halaya:

  1. Bring water to a boil and cook ube until soft and tender
  2. Let it cool. Peel and slice into chunks or grate it
  3. *Optional: grate ube using a blender. Add evaporated milk
  4. Blend until smooth
  5.  In a pan melt butter
  6. Add condensed milk and sugar
  7. Mix until just combined
  8. Add mashed ube
  9. Mix and cook over low heat for 30 min. or until it’s a bit dry but still moist
  10. Stir constantly
  11. *optional: Add violet food color and mix well
  12. Add vanilla extract and mix well
  13. Turn the heat off and cool completely

To Combine:

  1. Bring 1 liter of water to a boil
  2. Add 1 cup ube halaya and spread evenly
  3. Add 1 cup of leche flan mixture
  4. Cover with foil
  5. Place the steam bowl over and cook over low heat for 45 min. to 1 hour or do the toothpick check
  6. When it’s cook cool completely before unmolding
  7. Best served cold