Recipe: Filipino leche flan with whole eggs

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When the holidays roll around that means one thing– family get together! And food. Okay, two things. One of my favorite decadent filipino desserts to bring for get togethers is filipino leche flan. It’s sweet, it’s smooth, and it’s really not very good for you to eat an entire pan on your own but you get tempted to sometimes. Soooo, for tomorrow I’m bringing leche flan to our family Easter lunch.

Most recipes that you find call for use of the egg yolk only, which means you get tons of egg whites sitting in the refrigerator waiting to be used. If you’re anything like me, you’ll forget that they’re even there and by the time you find them pushed all the way back in the fridge, they’d gone bad. So I’m really happy that I found that some people do use whole eggs such as this recipe. You’ll see from the picture at the top of this post that using whole eggs will produce a slightly more airy, less dense leche flan. The opposite of my grandmother’s dense, extra rich version but it’ll do.

I don’t have a cool leche flan pan so I just use whatever I’ve got at the time, in this case, it is a loaf pan.

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Recipe: Red velvet cake batter cookies – oh my!

One of the things I love to do is cook/bake. The downside of my love of baking is that my husband won’t eat anything I bake unless it’s a strictly chocolate brownie or chocolate chip cookie. How boring. But this time around, I wasn’t going to sacrifice what I wanted to eat because I knew my husband wouldn’t eat it– in fact, I kind of took guilty advantage of it. On one of our weekly grocery runs, I had to pick up more sugar (I use morena sugar for baking) and the boxed cake mixes were screaming at me. Knowing I wouldn’t be able to eat a whole cake by myself, I picked up a box anyway because I can atleast eat a bunch of cake batter cookies alone or they’d be easier to share… you know, if I wanted to. So into my cart a box of red velvet boxed cake mix went.

Anywho, here’s the finished product of my kitchen madness:

Looks good, right? Even my daughter couldn’t wait for them.

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