Okay, I admit, the “huevitos de leche” (eggs of milk or milk candies) are a calorie bomb, why deny it, they have in their favor though been made of milk, so they must be a bit healthy too (and decadently delicious).
Going against my golden rule for the summer (not too much time in the kitchen) I spent two hours stirring, but I think it was worth it. My fellows residents in Panama will ask me why all that trouble when you can go and come back in five minutes from the “tienda” or the Supermarket and buy them …
Yeah, but first I have in mind all Panamanians around the world who may feel nostalgic about their childhood and want to prepare and eat a typical Panamanian sweet, second I made them for my children and they loved them. I must confess that I made them for me too, because it’s been decades since the last time I ate one, thank goodness the kids have almost finished with them because my figure would pay the price of my whim.
I hope you like them and if you have the time, try to make a batch, they are ideal for children’s parties or an afternoon tea with friends, to bring to the movies or a picnic…
Ingredients1 liter of milk 750 grams of sugar 2 tablespoons flour or cornstarch 1 cinnamon stick
In a saucepan put the milk, sugar and cinnamon to simmer on medium / low heat and stir occasionally until mixture begins to boil (careful not to spill), in a bowl mix the cornstarch or flour with a little warm milk to dissolve it and then add to the saucepan. This step is optional, but helps speed up the process so I recommend it.
We must continue stirring and watching it does not stick. The mixture is ready when golden brown and a consistency that allows to see the bottom of the saucepan when you remove with a spoon.
Let it cool a little and while still warm, form the eggs and cover with a bit of icing sugar, if you want wrap them in colored paper (it’s the way they look in Panama).