Fried Milk Recipe | Spanish Leche Frita Dessert

Dessert Recipes
Leche frita (fried milk) is a very interesting and unique Spanish traditional dessert. This dessert is has a silky smooth texture, sweet and rich flavor and very unique look. It’s pretty easy to prepare leche frita, the custard is eggless, and the results are spectacular.

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4 cups (960ml) Milk, divided
1 Cinnamon stick
Lemon peel from 1 small lemon
1/2 cup (100g) Sugar
2/3 cup (85g) Cornstarch
pinch Salt
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
For coating and frying:
2 Eggs
1/2 cup (65g) Flour
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon powder
1/2 cup (100g) sugar
oil for frying

1. Place 3 cups of milk, sugar, cinnamon stick, and lemon peel and pinch of salt in a saucepan and bring to a simmer over low heat.
2. Meanwhile in a bowl, whisk cornstarch with the remaining 1 cup of milk. Whisk until smooth.
3. Remove cinnamon stick and lemon peel from the hot milk. Pour the cornstarch mixture to the hot milk and heat over low-medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickens. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla extract.
4. Pour the mixture into a pan lined with parchment paper. Cover with plastic wrap, let cool to room temperature, then refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
5. When chilled, cut into squares.
6. Prepare the coating: in one bowl beat 2 eggs, in the second bowl put flour, in the second plate/bowl mix sugar and cinnamon.
7. Coat milk squares in flour, then dip in beaten eggs.
8. Fry in hot oil for about 1-2 minutes on each side, until golden.
9. Transfer to a paper towel to drain, then coat with sugar-cinnamon mixture. Serve warm!

• To make the custard more flavorful you can add orange peel and other spices.
• Suggested to serve with ice cream.

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