How to cook Kalabasa Leche Flan
Kalabasa Leche Flan Recipe is another popular Filipino sweet delicacy made with a healthy twist. This recipe was brought to the Philippines since the Spanish colonization and the name “leche” means milk. Leche flan is a custard cake, traditionally made with lots of egg yolks which are known to have high cholesterol that is not good for our health.
Kalabasa Leche Flan is a nutritious alternative to the usual leche flan because squash or kalabasa is added in this dessert. Squash is an excellent source of Vitamin A and C, low in calories and has dietary fiber so it helps balance the fat that you get from the egg yolks. As we know, most kids are not fond of eating veggies. This is the perfect way to encourage them to eat healthy foods. It would even surprise them to know that they have actually eaten a dessert with vegetables.
Kalabasa Leche Flan Ingredients:
- 6 egg yolks
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup Kalabasa “squash”, boiled and mashed
- 1 can (218 g) condensed milk
- 1 box (250ml) fresh milk or evaporated milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 10 tbsp. sugar
- 4 tbsp. water