Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Leche flan

I made my own Leche Flan  i miss to eat it  although this photo i took it few
days ago good thing it turns good. My kid  raise to the table when he spotted this Filipino dessert
I had to remind him to eat the meal first before he eat the Leche Flan because it is so sweet and
and in terms of sweet it is so much calories. Leche flan is the Filipino cream custard was one of the first desserts I learned to make. I was in high school when i learn to cook i watch my mom if she's
cooking in the kitchen. This is good especially if there was a big party or fiesta happening. When the kitchen was chaotic, I knew there would be good food soon. And I knew the desserts would be divine and so yummy. kindly look the pic. above and also i include the recipe.
                 1 can 390g   condensed milk
              1  Evaporated milk  390 g
              10 egg yolks
              1 teaspoon of vanilla extract or lemon essence
               For the caramel, 1 cup sugar 3/4 cup water

              In a saucepan, mix the sugar & water.   Bring to a boil for a few minutes until the sugar caramelize.
Pour the caramelized sugar into aluminum moulds   you can use any shape: oval, round or square. Spread the caramel on the bottom of the moulds.  Mix well the evaporated milk, condensed milk, egg yolks and vanilla by hand or blender.  Gently pour the mixture on top of the caramel on the aluminum moulds. Fill the moulds to about 1 to 1 1/4 inch thick.  Cover moulds individually with aluminum foil.Steam for about 20 minutes  the traditional way to make Leche Flan is by open-air steaming on either an open cooking fire or stove top . Bake for about 45 minutes. Before baking the Leche Flan, place the moulds on a larger baking pan half filled with very hot water. Pre-heat oven to about 370 degrees before baking. 

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

My round fruits

The New Year traditions some of the traditions may be old and may be considered out of date Some are based on superstitious beliefs. And still others are based on pure positive thinking.

 New Year Celebration is all about driving out bad luck or bad spirits and welcoming in good luck for the coming new year. It is a borrowed belief or tradition. One big example of this borrowed tradition is the preparation of 13 different kinds of round and sweet fruits prepare at the dinning table. traditional number of round and sweet fruits being served and prepared during New Year's Eve is 13 If you are a typical Filipino  you will think that 13 is so unlucky and is kind of associated with evil spirits or deeds. But, with this kind of tradition, its not it depends on you.

Anyways were not able to depend on the superstitious however the belief that we have since were born because this is how we do during christmas and new year's eve. here are some fruits i prepared last new years eve. i do also have to cook a food but i did not take a photo to bad my camera
Sd card is full sometimes were not excited to cook a good menu because other than that like me i am the one who ate the food my son does not eat filipino food like spaghitte, adobo, menudo humba, or other food. but he eat the rest of it like noodles and filipino hotdog. because new years  eve
i cook only 3 different kind of food like sticky sweet rice  ( tagalog term. beko, humba, and leche plan, dessert) when the leche plan supposed to place in the steamer a good friend of mine called me and said were going to her house because they had a lot of food so went up there and my dessert
set up there without cooking although we had a good time at their house food is yummy that was new years eve and we had a great time anyways i finish the cooking with my dessert in the morning :-) new year's day :-)  happy New Year to all.