Filipino desserts are a great introduction to the cuisine of the Philippines. This nation composed of more than 7,000 islands has been influenced by a myriad of ethnic groups including Tagalog, Spanish, Chinese and American cultures - the flavours of which are all reflected in the food.
Join us as we discover five Filipino desserts that will dazzle your taste buds. Plus, recipes that will encourage you to try them all. Let's get started!
Leche flan is a rich and creamy traditional Filipino caramel custard. It is prepared with evaporated milk, condensed milk, and egg yolks instead of whole eggs for extra richness. It is traditionally baked in an oval-shaped mold called llanera.
Cassava cake is another Filipino favorite thanks to its moist texture and sweet flavor. It is prepared with grated cassava (also known as manioc or yuca), evaporated milk, coconut milk and coconut cream.
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