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Puto Flan

Puto flan is combination of puto and leche flan is made by steaming a half filled flan batter made with egg yolks, evaporated milk, condensed milk, vanilla extract and food colour in a puto mould and later adding a puto mixture made by all purpose flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, evaporated milk, egg white and melted butter on top of this flan. With this puto flan recipe, you can taste the softness and creaminess in one bite! This is best served together with your afternoon tea or coffee.

WHAT IS A PUTO?

Puto is one of the Pinoy’s classic kakanin. What makes this delicacy unique and famous is its pure white color and the unique texture brought about by the rice flour. Puto is usually eaten together with dinuguan or alongside spaghetti and pancit bihon during fiestas and birthday celebrations. More and more upgrades are made with the puto like puto pao, puto cheese or colored puto but the classic remains the best one.

WHAT IS A LECHE FLAN?

Just like the puto, leche flan is a classic Pinoy dessert. In a handaan, you’ll see this next to the jelly desserts. Leche flan is a steamed dessert made with eggs and milk with its famous caramel sauce on top. It is sweet, creamy and super soft. This dessert is called creme caramel in some areas in the world.

PUTO FLAN

Just like you, I am a fan of both puto and leche flan. Every celebration I’m invited to, both of them are always present and always competes on which would be my last bite. With this dilemma, I usually look for someone to share and take the half of my puto and leche flan.

Since I will be celebrating my very own birthday soon, I developed a dessert to prevent the dessert dilemma I had in the past. Most of them got surprised because they never thought that I can combine those two! It was a blockbuster dish when I first had it. This version of puto flan has no caramel sauce but I usually make them separately and just pour them over before serving.

Now, I make puto flan even without an occassion. As kakanin lovers, my family really enjoys this during our calm afternoons together with some sweet tea or coffee.

If you also wanna try to make some puto flan at home, read and follow the quick steps below.

HOW TO COOK PUTO FLAN

Making the puto flan is much simpler than making them separately. Although it is true that they need to be cooked twice, the actual flan and puto mixture making is super simple and straightforward.

Lets start by making the flan mixture since it is going to be at the bottom of the molder (the one at the top when unmolded). Simply make the flan mixture by combining all of the flan ingredients listed below. In this recipe, I added some drops of yellow food color just to brighten its color more. Just remember to strain the mixture for a few times. Think of it as like combing your hair. Straining the flan mixture makes it smoother and richer for later.

Unlike the traditional leche flan, there will be no caramelized sugar on top of this flan. What I do is I make the caramelized sugar separately and just pour them upon serving the puto flan.

Our first batch of cooking is about to happen. Arrange the molders in the steamer and allow them to cook. Cover the top with a cloth to prevent the water from dripping on the molders. This flan cooks faster since they are just medium in size.

While waiting for the flan to cook, make the puto mixture by simply combining the puto ingredients listed below. When the flan are cooked and firm, allow them to cool a bit first before pouring the puto mixture. Make sure that the puto mixture has no lumps. Let the puto flan steam for 10 – 12 minutes. You can check if its done by doing the toothpick test. If you stick the toothpick at the puto and it came clean, then the puto flan is ready.

Using this recipe, I was able to make 24 medium sized puto flans. Enjoy this with your favorite tea or coffee. Yum!

Puto Flan

Course: Uncategorized
Servings

20

servings

Ingredients

  • For the flan:
  • 4 egg yolks

  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk

  • 1/2 cup condensed milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Few drops of yellow food coloring (optional)

  • For the puto:
  • 1 cup all purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1 cup evaporated milk

  • 1 egg white

  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

Directions

  • For the flan:
  • Crack the eggs and transfer 4 egg yolks in a large bowl. Add the evaporated milk, condensed milk and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
  • Add a few drops of yellow food coloring (optional). Mix well.
  • Strain the mixture 2 to 3 times.
  • Prepare the puto molders and grease them with melted butter or oil. Then, arrange them in a steamer. Pour about 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of the flan mixture on each molder.
  • Steam the flan mixture for around 10 minutes using low heat.
  • When done, let the flan cool for at least 2 minutes.
  • For the puto:
  • Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl. Sprinkle some salt. Add the sugar, evaporated milk, egg white and melted butter. Mix until well combined and the consistency is smooth.
  • Fill the molders (with the firm flan) with the puto mixture until almost filled up.
  • Steam the puto flan for around 10 to 12 minutes using low heat.
  • After 10 minutes, remove them from the steamer and allow them to cool.
  • Unmold the puto flans and transfer to a serving dish. Enjoy them with your afternoon tea or coffee.
Puto Flan

Puto Flan Recipe (TAGALOG)

Mga Sangkap:

Para sa flan:

  • 4 pula ng itlog
  • 1/2 tasa ng evaporated milk
  • 1/2 tasa ng condensed milk
  • 1 kutsarita ng vanilla extract
  • konting drops ng yellow food coloring (optional)

Para sa puto:

  • 1 tasa ng harina
  • 2 kutsarita ng baking powder
  • 1/4 kutsarita ng asin
  • 1/2 tasa ng asukal
  • 1 tasa ng evaporated milk
  • 1 puti ng iltog
  • 2 kutsara tinunaw na butter

Paano Gawin:

Para sa flan:

  1. Paghiwalayin ang pula at puti ng itlog. Ilagay ang mga pula sa isang bowl. Sunod na ilagay ang evaporated milk, condensed milk at vanilla extract. Haluin ng mabuti.
  2. Maglagay ng onting yellow food coloring (optional). Haluin.
  3. Padaanin ang mixture sa strainger ng dalawa hanggang tatlong beses.
  4. Prepare the puto molders and grease them with melted butter or oil. Then, arrange them in a steamer. Pour about 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of the flan mixture on each molder.
  5. Ihanda ang mga puto molders at ibrush ito ng tunaw na butter o mantika. Iayos ang mga ito sa steamer. Lagyan ang bawat molder ng 1/2 hanggang 1 kutsara ng flan mixture.
  6. I-steam ang flan mixture ng 10 minuto gamit ang mahinang apoy.
  7. Palamigin ang flan ng 2 minuto.

Para sa puto:

  1. I-sift ang harina at baking powder sa malakin bowl. Budburan ito ng konting asin. Sunod na ilagay ang asukal, evaporated milk, puti ng itlog at tunaw na butter. Haluin ng mabuti hanggang maging smooth ang consistency at walang lumps.
  2. Punuin ang molders (na may flan) ng puto mixture.
  3. I-steam ang mga puto flan ng 10 – 12 minuto gamit ang mahinang apoy.
  4. Pagkatapos ng 10 minuto, tanggalin ang mga ito sa steamer at palamigin.
  5. Alisin sa molders ang mga puto at ilipat sa serving dish. Samahan ito ng mainit na kape o tsaa. Yum!

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