One of the most favorite desserts of Filipinos is this egg yolk custard that has a luscious caramelized syrup on top. There’s no wonder that Leche Flan is a food superstar, especially during feasts and holiday dinners. It is even one of the most delightful toppings for our very own summer chiller halo-halo.
This famous dessert was known to be a caramel custard made with eggs, milk, sugar, and vanilla – a recipe that originated in Rome. According to historical accounts, Leche Flan was one of the dishes brought by Spaniards upon colonizing our archipelago.
Aside from being a favorite, Leche Flan is also very easy to prepare. Moreover, it has few and very affordable ingredients.
There are also several kinds of Leche Flan. Among the variations are:
- Flan de Café (Coffee Flan) – You just simply add at least 3 to 4 teaspoons of instant coffee granules to the milk-egg mixture as you prepare the flan. This will add a stronger yet more delectable taste to your dessert.
- Flan de Coco (Coconut Flan) – For a different flavor for your flan, you can try substituting 2 cups of coconut milk to your sweetened condensed milk or you can just stir a half cup of shredded coconut flesh into the milk and egg mixture.
- Pumpkin Flan – You just have to add more eggs and cup of pureed pumpkin, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and a quarter teaspoon of ground ginger to your milk-egg mixture and stir. This version of leche flan is for those who are concerned about their health but still want to have a mouthful of this sweet dessert.
Now, if you want to taste a more authentic version of the Leche Flan or the Pinoy Leche Flan, then come and visit APU Restaurant! Our variety of desserts include the most famous dessert in the Philippines, which is, of course, Leche Flan! We are open from 10 am to 10 pm during Sundays to Wednesdays and 10 am to 11 pm on Thursday to Saturdays! Come and experience the most authentic and the best Filipino cuisine restaurant in the Philippines here at APU.