From candies to pastries to drinks, Filipinos undoubtedly love desserts! In fact, most of them feel like meals are not “complete” without any of those. Hence, it isn’t surprising that we have easily made a looong list of Filipino desserts. Check them out in 3-2-1… go!
(AKA Crème Caramel, Caramel Pudding, Caramel Custard, or Flan)
Leche Flan is a creamy custard dessert that is topped with soft caramelized sugar. It is of Spanish origin and it is quite famous all over the world—most especially in Southeast Asia, Europe, and South and Central America. Most restaurants also have it in their menu because it is to prepare and has a long shelf life.
Its ingredients are egg yolks, condensed milk, evaporated milk, brown sugar, and vanilla extract.
How to Make Leche Flan – Leche Flan Recipe
(AKA Halayang Ube, Ube Jam, or Purple Yam Jam)
Ube Halaya is a sweet dessert that is made from boiled and mashed purple yam(or ube). It is chewy and creamy; hence, it’s perfect for other desserts like pastries and halo-halo. Some like to eat it as it is, while some treat it as a jam. Moreover, it is not unusual to see one that is topped with fried coconut curds (or latik) in the Philippines.
Its ingredients are purple yams/ube, condensed milk, evaporated milk, coconut milk, butter/margarine, sugar, and vanilla extract.
How to Make Ube Halaya – Ube Halaya Recipe
Cassava Cake is a mouth-watering dessert that is made from fresh grated cassava (or kamoteng kahoy). It is then mixed with eggs, butter, sugar, vanilla extract, condensed milk, and coconut milk.
Since cassava is abundant in the Philippines, it is common to see this dessert on various occasions. Furthermore, its texture depends on the amount of cassava used. If you want a soft and spongy cake, create a watery mixture with less cassava in it. However, this will take you a longer time to cook it.
How to Make Cassava Cake – Cassava Cake Recipe
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