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Quesillo

Category: Desserts

Quesillo

This is a typical Caribbean dessert which is served at various restaurants across the island. read more

Ingredients

quesillo

  • 3 tbs sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed Milk
  • 1 can of evaporated Milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Directions

This is Aruba's version of what is known in the US as 'flan' and in Europe as 'creme caramel'.

In the top of a Double boiler, but directly over a low flame, place:

  • 3 Tbs. Sugar

Melt slowly, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until the sugar becomes a caramel syrup.
Remove from fire and cool.

Slightly beat:

  • 4 eggs
  • Pinch of salt

Add gradually:

  • 4 Tbs. Sugar

Beat well until the sugar is dissolved.

Slowly stir in:

  • 1 can of sweetened condensed Milk
  • 1 can of evaporated Milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Strain the mixture into the double boiler containing the caramelized sugar. Place over gently simmering water for about forty minutes, or until a silver knife inserted in the center comes out free of custard. Remove from the fire, and cool immediately in the double boiler. At serving time unmold the quesillo on to a shallow platter. If some of the caramel clings to the pan, heat gently until it melts. Cool slightly and pour over the unmolded quesillo.

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