Quesillo, a Traditional Venezuelan Dessert

Today I’m sharing a Quesillo, this is a Venezuelan dessert I learned to make not long ago. It is like a Flan but it tastes very different. It’s awesomely easy to make but it takes its time.

Quesillo, a Traditional Venezuelan Dessert

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I think I’ve mentioned before that I’m partly Venezuelan even though I was born in Brazil. So, I thought about making some dishes and dessert that are traditional in Venezuela and that I use to make a lot.

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Want know how?… here we go…

Ingredients:

1 can of sweetened condensed milk
1 can of whole milk (I use the same as the condensed milk)
4 eggs
¾ cup of sugar
A metallic recipient with lid (like a cookie can as in the pic)

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Directions:

Pour the condensed milk in a bowl

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Then fill the same can with whole milk
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Add it to the condensed milk, add the eggs and mix it (with a whisk, blender, mini pinner, etc) very well.
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Leave it aside.
For the caramel, in a small pot place the sugar over low heat.
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Leave it until it starts melting. It will make some crumbs in some point but at the end it will be liquid.

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 When it is completely melted, immediately pour it in the metallic recipient. DSC_1249

Spread it all over the recipient, on the sides too. Be careful because it is very hot.

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Once it’s done, pour the mixture over the caramel.

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Cover it with the lid.

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Now place it in a big pot with a little of water. Make sure the water doesn’t cover more than ¼ of the height of the recipient (not the pot).DSC_1254
Cover the pot and bring it to a simmer over low heat for 45 minutes to 1 hour. You don’t need to check out the quesillo while is cooking but just keep an eye on the level of water.

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When time is up, just wait until it’s warm, uncover it and place a plate instead of the lid and turn it over to unmold it.

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And voilà… Readyyyyyy!

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What do you think???? Yummmmy, isn’t it?

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 What do you think, doesn’t it look delicious?????
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My name is Camila Rojas but everyone call me Cami. I'm a mommy, blogger, baker, do it yourselfer, crafter and graphic designer. Owner and founder of The Crafting Nook {formerly TitiCrafty} and TCN Design Studio: web design for bloggers. Join me on my crazy adventures!