Isn't it just the way things work? You bust your cola on something you love and...
[insert sound of crickets]
Then you pull something out of a hat and gang busters, all kinds of karmic wonder unlocks from up above!
This is how I felt last week after I resurrected the previously-on-hiatus High Heeled Kitchen in time for some Thanksgiving Pumpkin flan goodness.
The servers burned down [in my head at least] when my video recipe got picked up by two internet gigantes!
Counting my holiday blessings!
Show up with this flan for Thanksgiving dinner and you will be worshiped and gloried.
We revisit the first webisode of The High Heeled Kitchen--Cheater's Delicioso Flan--adding one 14 ounce can of pumpkin to my basic recipe.
Imagine if a pumpkin pie and flan got together and had a baby.
Click here to read the original post which dishes about a dessert born of deceit and how I was able to bake the cheater out of a flan.My Basic Cheater's Delicioso Flan Recipe:
1 can condensed milk
1 can evaporated milk
1 14 ounce can of pumpkin
½ 8 oz. cream cheese
Optional: a dash of pumpkin spice or your combination of nutmeg or cinnamon to tasteFor Caramelado Sauce:
1 cup sugar
½ cup water
Pre-heat oven to 325°
I start with the Caramelado Sauce. Combine sugar and water in pan. Heat on high until mixture boils, slightly lower, and stir quickly until the sauce begins to caramelize. This can take a few minutes.
¡Ojo Alert! Once the sauce turns, it will caramelize and can burn rápido. Immediately coat the bottom of a medium-sized baking recipient (I use an 8 inch square Pyrex) with caramelado sauce, as the sauce hardens quickly.
Add contents of the 1 can of evaporated and 1 can of condensed milk, the cream cheese, 3 eggs, and 1 14 ounce can of pumpkin to the blender. Blend. Pour mixture into baking recipient.
Place in a larger baking recipient (lasagna size) that is filled with a ½ inch of water. This is called a Baño María or a Bain-Marie and allows you to bake the flan without burning it.
Bake for 1 hour (up to 1 ½ hours, depending on your oven)
Remove from oven and cool stovetop for about 1 hour.
Chill at least 8 hours.
Is your holiday meal traditional or do you add some sabor?¡Happy Thanksgiving to you and all you love!