Leche Frita

Leche frita (fried milk) is a traditional Spanish dessert recipe. It's quite easy to do, and the results are spectacular! If you want to impress your guests with a non-conventional, yet succulent dessert, try this easy recipe.

  • Serves: 4
  • Preparation time: 30 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
Leche Frita


  • 32 fl. oz milk
  • 6 fl. oz olive oil
  • 1 spoonful of sunflower oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 oz corn flour
  • 2 oz of light flour
  • 1 stick of cinnamon
  • 4 oz sugar


Dilute the flour together with the corn flour and sugar in 1/4l of milk. Boil the rest of the milk with the cinnamon stick for ten minutes and add it, after straining, into the paste made earlier.

Simmer the mixture on a low heat, without stopping stirring, for a period of 10 minutes. Put it on a tray greased with sunflower oil and allow it to cool.

Once the mixture is cold, cut it into rectangles of about 10 x 5cm, putting them into flour and beaten egg and frying them on a medium heat in the 2dl of olive oil. Dry off the excess oil and sprinkle them with sugar and ground cinnamon. 

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