By Liliana Moyano for Shine LatinaLeche Asada
Leche Asada has been a favorite in my family for many generations. When my mom was young, grandma made the famous dessert every weekend and when I was young my mom maintained the tradition. Today the new generation has expanded and my sisters all have young kids who no longer ask for Leche Asada but instead they want ice cream and cheesecake.
In order to maintain the custom and teach the babies about their background we gathered them at their favorite hangout place; abuela's casa. After having lunch my sister Marcela and myself carefully followed my moms' instructions on how to make this delicious dessert. To our surprise, it took us five minutes to prep it and 30 in the oven and voila… it was ready. The Leche Asada requires a few ingredients that anyone with basic cooking skills will probably have at home; eggs, milk, cheese and sugar. That's all you need to find in the fridge to make this dessert. The texture is similar to the flan but with a fraction of the calories.
2 cups milk
3 tbsp. sugar
5 oz. Latin cheese or mozzarella
1 tbsp. butter
Baked Leche AsadaPreheat the oven at 350 degrees. Place the milk, eggs, sugar and cheese in the blender at medium speed for 3 minutes. Brush a medium-baking tray with the butter making sure to reach all the corners. Place the mix in the baking tray and bring it to the oven for 30 minutes. Upon finishing the cooking process the Leche Asada should obtain a golden top color. Using a knife, poke the mix and if it comes out clean bring the tray to the fridge to cool down. If it requires more time, add 5 more minutes and check again. Serve cooled down.