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Bacon from Heaven - Tocino del cielo

Servings: 8 to 10


  • 1 cup sugar to caramelize the mold
  • 3 cups sugar for Syrup
  • 1½ cups water
  • 18 egg yolks
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla
  • Directions:

    Caramelize an 8-cup mold with the first cup of sugar and set aside. Place water and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil, to make the SYRUP- ALMIBAR recipe Carefully separate the egg yolks. Avoid letting egg white into the mixture. In a clean bowl start mixing the egg yolks and add 2 tablespoons of syrup for each yolk. Mix thoroughly, adding the vanilla at the end. Pour into the prepared mold and cover with aluminum foil. Place the mold in a large pan and pour water to reach half way up the sides of the mold. Bake for i hour and 10 minutes. It should have become thick and have started to separate from the sides. Let cool and then refrigerate until the next day before unmolding.

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