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Easy Leche Flan Recipe

July 9, 2015
Leche flan

So here is an easy leche flan recipe of a classic dessert from the Philippines. As a little kid I use to just watch my titas make batch after batch of them during fiestas. It’s an easy fail proof recipe and you can either use a steamer or an oven on a water bath. Derived from Panlasang Pinoy with some little tweaks Ingredients: 3/4 cup brown sugar 2 tablespoon water 12 eggyolks 1 can condensed milk 1 can evaporated milk Seeds of half a vanilla pod or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon dayap or lime rind Directions: 1. Preheat…

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Easy Cheesecake Flan Recipe

July 9, 2015
Cheesecake Flan

Since I have had the most request out of this one favorite desert of mine and being in Latin America and missing home. Its just perfect timing to share my flan recipe. But it isn’t any ordinary flan its a cheesecake flan. Yes Flan & Cheesecake together, doesn’t that sound like an answered prayer? (Hallelujah  choir in the background) I’m already salivating just hearing the name. I had a taste of my first flan in Latin America when we were in Nicaragua, and they called it a Mexican flan. I loved it and it made me start looking at recipes,…

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Ecuador, South America

Plaza de Ponchos

June 30, 2015
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Every Saturday morning droves of tourist buses come in with foreigners from around the globe to Plaza de Ponchos in the center of Otavalo. This is one of Ecuador’s largest markets filled with Kichwa people full of alpaca and wool goods, ponchos being the most famous of buys. The region is known for it’s textiles and has been successful both locally and internationally. Aside from the textiles are jewelry, wooden carvings, paintings of the region, and other crafts. Compared to other Latin American markets vendors the Otavaleños are quite friendly, photogenic, and not aggressive. We would hang around one vendor…

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