viernes, 3 de mayo de 2013

Fried Milk Squares

This is one of my favourites desserts.
The image, fried milk (leche frita), made of homemade form in my own home.
How to make it.

"With a firm, sweet, cold milk-pudding center encased in a warm and crunchy fried shell of flour and egg, it's sure to transport you back to Spain. This traditional Spanish dessert is easy, but does require refrigerating for at least 3 hours (and preferably overnight) before frying.
Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Refrigeration: 3 hours

Total Time: 3 hours, 30 minutes

Yield: 4 Servings


3 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
7 tablespoons all-purpose flour (3 1/2 tablespoons to coat the Leche Frita before frying)
1/2 cup sugar
1 quart whole milk
1 cinnamon stick
2 eggs
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
powdered cinnamon

Put the cornstarch, 3 1/2 tablespoons of the flour, and the sugar together in a large bowl. Add 1 cup of the milk and mix well with a whisk. Leave to stand for 10 minutes.

Heat the rest of the milk in a large pan with the cinnamon stick over medium-low heat. When the milk begins to bubble, strain it little by little into the sugar and flour mixture, stirring well. Pour the sugar, flour, and milk mixture back into the saucepan and put it over low heat, again stirring well, for 10 minutes.

Lightly oil an 11 x 7-inch ovenproof glass baking dish with olive oil Pour in the leche frita mixture to a depth of 3/4 inch (use two molds if you have sufficient mixture). Leave to cool in the fridge (overnight if you have time).

Run a knife around the edge of the leche frita to ensure it's not sticking and very quickly turn it out. Cut it into 2 1/2-inch squares. Beat the eggs. Heat olive oil in a frying pan to a depth approaching 1/4 inch over medium heat. Add the butter. Dredge each of the squares in the remaining flour, dip in the beaten egg, and fry in the hot oil for approximately 1 minute on each side, until very lightly golden. Sieve over powdered cinnamon and serve hot.

Preparation Note: Although the author suggests using a 11 x 7-inch glass baking dish, we recommend using a smaller size dish to obtain a depth of 3/4 inch. It is important that the leche frita be at least 3/4-inch thick, or it will be unmanageable when frying/turning."

Source: About dot com Spanish Food

(if you accompany it with a scoop of ice cream, best nougat, the contrast of flavours and temperatures, you'll thank).

This dessert you can ask for it in a few restaurants im Murcia.

2 comentarios:

Anónimo dijo...

Hi I like the look of your Fried Milk Squares, I might try and make them soon.

Irish Molly

MurciaDailyPhoto dijo...

Bon profit, I.M.