Puto Flan Recipe

My youngest loves leche flan but I personally got bored having it plain. I was also craving for Puto, a steamed rice cake in Philippine cuisine so I decided to play a little with both recipes and try this Puto Flan (rice cake with leche flan at the bottom) I saw featured on TV a while back.

Here’s the finished product and I must say, not bad for first timer! My boys loved it :). Check out the recipe below.

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Ingredients:
Flan
5 egg yolks
1 cup condensed milk
1 tbsp. Lemon juice or kalamansi juice

Puto/Rice Cake
5 egg whites
1/4 cup evaporated milk
2 cups All Purpose flour or  Cake Flour
1 cup white sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp. Salt
1 1/2 cup water

How To Prepare:

Flan

  • In a bowl, mix eggyolks, condensed milk and lemon juice extract.
  •  Stir in a circular motion until blended.
  • Grease moulds with a melted butter then pour the mixture.
  • Steam on low heat for about 10 minutes
  • Remove from the steamer and let cool

Steamed Rice Cake/Puto

  •  In a bowl, combine egg white, evaporated milk and sugar.
  • Blend until mixture is smooth.
  • In a separate bowl combine cake flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Keep stirring until completely combined.
  • Pour the egg mixture
  • Mix all the ingredients until smooth, add water and continue to mix and ensure no lumps on the batter
  • Scoop mixture, and pour over  flan filling nearly to the top.
  • Steam on low heat for another 10 minutes.
  • Remove from steamer, let cool and serve.

Using my moulder, I was able to make 18 pieces of puto flan.

Jesus Came For All Sinners

I was reminded last night while I was reading my bible. Jesus Christ came to the world to save all the wretched and sinners. So if you have done something terribly bad and shameful..don’t think for a second that God hates you because He does not and never will. Turn to God instead because He forgives and Jesus heals. #GodIsGood

Indeed! Jesus came for us all sinners. If you have done something terribly bad and shameful..don't think for a secone that God hates you because He does not and never will. Turn to God instead because He forgives and Jesus heals. #GodIsGood

Working Out and Beating Laziness

There are times where working out is compromised just because my laziness kicks in. I would use my busy schedule as a #WAHM (Work at Home Mom) as an excuse not to exercise. Lately I found a way to combat that — work on my workout clothes! It helps me to remember to take a break and sweat and of course not to put the outfit to waste!

Losing weight is a struggle, like SERIOUSLY! For a woman like me who have bore 2 kids and who’ve aged (a bit), my metabolism is no longer as fast. You can jut imagine all the frustration and disappointment everytime I step onto that weighing scale and see no progress – it’s either my weighing scale is broken (yeah right!) or I am gaining more muscles because I am mostly doing HIIT and strength routines (this I’d like to believe and comfort myself with! LOL!). Either way, I know I am doing my body a favor by pressing on. So, since “losing weight” is a huge challenge, I look at my working out not mainly as to lose weight but to ensure that I release toxins everyday through sweating. That way, there’s not much room for frustrations when the weighing scale decides to be rude to me. So to all moms out there, no matter how busy you are, find time for yourself – at least 30 minutes, you can do it!

Beating LazinessThere are times where working out is compromised just because my laziness kicks in. I would use my busy schedule as a #WAHM as an excuse not to exercise. Lately I found a way to combat that --- work on my workout clothes! It helps me to remember to take a break and sweat and of course not to put the outfit to waste </p>

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Veggie Dish For Dinner

It’s Wednesday and the family is trying our best effort to eat healthier. I prepared this dish called “pinakbet” in our local dialect. It is a mixture of various vegetables normally squash, eggplant, okra, string beans and bitter gourd (ampalaya) and a little meat and some shrimp paste. Well the preparation varies from where you come from. I like mine simple and made use of whatever is available in our fridge. Since we want it healthier, I mixed in diced fish instead of pork meat. I don’t have shrimp paste either but I do have “hebe” (tiny dried shrimp – not sure if that’s how it’s called in english though). Seasoned with a little brown sugar, soy sauce and oyster sauce.

Dinner! It's a little late but it's worth it. #veggiedish

Below is another version I did last week. Everything is almost the same except that I didn’t have bitter gourd and fish in it. Instead, I separately deep fried small pork belly cubes that’s seasoned with oyster sauce and then coated pork breading mix. Deep fried it until it’s golden brown and crispy and then put them on top of the cooked pinakbet. The boys did love it! It was like eating lechon kawali with pinakbet

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