Merry Christmas! I hope you had a good one. 😀
Whew! Got caught up in the Christmas rush and celebration that I wasn’t able to blog earlier (psh! what deadlines??)… but it’s still December so technically I still can blog under the “Ber Series” :). And to finally finish it up, I’ll be making dessert.
Leche Flan is one of the staple dessert of a Filipino celebration. I have a sweet tooth and its always one of the food on my plate. I never knew how easy it is to make them until a few Christmases back when we agreed that we’ll be cooking one food each to complete our “Noche Buena” menu. I think it’s one of the Spanish influences in our culture. Leche means “milk” in Spanish.
I made this on the afternoon of Christmas eve. I got off work early and.. Oh man! I had to fall in line for more than an hour at the grocery store to get the ingredients.
This recipe is good for 3 Llaneras. The aluminum tray I used is called a Llanera and is what we typically use for leche flans.
After getting all the ingredients (and a little bit of Christmas gift rush shopping). I went home and started making the Leche Flan. First thing I did was to prepare the caramel to give it time to cool down while I make the milk and egg mixture.
Next was the leche flan mixture. It’s pretty easy, just need to mix everything together….
Adding the lemon rind and juice is optional. I used to add vanilla essence before but I find that adding lemon gives it a little zest against the sweetness…
After all that mixing, the caramel has hardened by now, so the next thing to do is just pour the mixture over it…
While steaming, I washed the utensils I used…
wrapped some of the Christmas gifts I bought …
and even did a little bit of last minute decorating.
There are definitely other ways to cook it other than steaming. The first time I made this, I used a rice cooker and then an oven.
When the steaming was done, I let it cool down and put it in the refrigerator and continued with my Christmas gift wrapping (I was in the zone!). I took it out 15 minutes before midnight and served it cold… it was yummy!
Quick and easy! 🙂
We had a fun and loud Christmas dinner for 6. 🙂
I’m happy to report that we ate it all up and no one got a tummy ache from my dessert (*clap*clap*clap* *grin*grin*grin*) 😀
That’s it for the Ber Series! 🙂 (Congratulations to me!) Thanks for reading!
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