Leche flan has a layer of soft caramel on top, and the very common version is made out of egg, milk and sugar. To put a bit of twist and make new variety of this popular dessert, we'll add an unusual ingredient to it. Ladies and gentlemen presenting, the squash!
Squash is one of the most abundant and cheapest vegetable in the Philippines, that's why it is perfect to be the main ingredient of this dessert. It is an excellent source of calcium which is good for our bones and teeth, vitamin A that's good for eyesight and vitamin B that boosts energy.
In preparing this delightful dessert, you will need the following:
1 can condensed milk
1/2 can evaporated milk
6 pcs egg yolks
1 cup pumpkin/squash cooked, mashed, and sifted
1 tsp vanilla for flavoring or lemon essence
1/2 cup sugar for the syrup
1/2 cup water
We'll prepare the syrup first. Put the water and sugar together in a pan and stir until it boils, turning it to a golden brown in color. Pour the syrup and fill half of your molder. After making the syrup, we'll now work on the custard of the flan.
It's just the same as the procedure for a making the traditional version of Leche flan, the only difference is having the dessert a healthier side. It is now easier for the kids to eat a nutritious food when it is on their favorite dessert's form. Another simple and affordable recipe to make yet it can give you lots of benefits.