Tocino del Cielo ( Bacon from Heaven )

Tocino del Cielo (Bacon from Heaven!) Introduced to us by the Spanish, it is a really simple, yet incredibly rich dessert.  This is not leche flan but a smoother, richer, milk-free confection that is sublime.

I got the recipe from  Yummy.ph –

Makes 2 8″x8”pans Prep Time 15 minutes Cooking Time 50 minutes

3 cups sugar
1/3 cup softened butter
3/4 cup water
16 egg yolks, lightly beaten
lemon rind (optional)

1  Caramelize 1 cup sugar over medium heat until melted.

 Line bottom of desired molds. Butter the side of the molds.

 Make the syrup: Boil 2 cups sugar with 3/4 cup water until it spins a thread. Cool for 2 minutes. Pour over the lightly beaten egg yolks.

4  Mix well and then add the softened butter. Strain and pour on molds.

5  Place molds in a bain marie (water bath) filled with water to 2/3 the height of the pan. Cook in an oven preheated 350°F for 50 to 52 minutes. When firm, they are done.

Alternative cooking tip: You can make this recipe using siopao steamers, but it will take longer, around 75-90 minutes.

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