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We used to set aside a specific amount of money for entertainment. That was when we only had one child, Tantan. Entertainment usually means strolling and then eating out. Every time we go out to eat, our favorite dessert is leche flan.

One time, we had a tight budget but we really made it a point to go out. After eating the main course, we ordered one slice of leche flan for P30.00. Once slice was about 3 inches in length, 1.5 inches in width and barely an inch in height. To make it easier to picture out, a grown man like my husband can gobble it down in one go.

I decided not to eat the leche flan so as not to compete with Tantan and my husband who were so eager already. Oh boy, how they made a contest out of it! It was funny. We made it funny so it won’t feel frustrating.

So now that we have two kids already, I decided to just learn how to cook their favorite dessert. This way, they can eat to their hearts’ content.

Ingredients

4 whole eggs

1 can condensed milk

1/2 can evaporated milk

1/4 kilo white sugar for the syrup

Quantity

This makes 2 llaneras.

Procedure

  1. Place a pan in low heat.
  2. Pour the white sugar into the pan. Make sure to stir the sugar regularly until it melts and become syrup-py. I add a little water (around 1/4 cup) to help it melt.
  3. Pour the syrup evenly into the two llaneras and let it cool for about 10 to 20 minutes.
  4. While waiting for the syrup in the llanera to cool, beat the eggs.
  5. Mix the condensed milk and the evaporated milk into the beaten eggs.
  6. Sift the mixture once or twice to remove lumps.
  7. Pour the mixture into the llanera.
  8. Steam for 30 to 40 minutes.

 

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