Flan – Secret of the Confectionery! 

I love to cook so when I run across an easy recipe I will share it here on my blog. Most flan recipes seem so difficult but this one looks so easy. I only discovered this one on Facebook this morning so I haven’t tested it yet. Next time we drive into Aberdeen, we shop once a month, then I get the ingredients to test it. Hope you enjoy this one. Let me know what you think.

Recipe

Step 1 – Blend in Mixer the following five ingredients

Cuetara Maria Biscuits, 7 oz (200 g)

6 Eggs

4 Cups of Milk

3 Tablespoons Vanilla

1 Cup of Sugar

Set aside.

Step 2 – In a metal baking dish melt 4 tablespoons of white sugar with 1 teaspoon of water on low heat.  Using low heat means the sugar will take a while to melt, but don’t be tempted to turn it up; sugar will quickly burn when cooked over higher heat. Using low heat gives you better control. Stir constantly until you get a caramel candy texture. 

Note: it is best to use a wooden spoon or a high heat silicone spatula for stirring.

When making the caramel, make sure that all the sugar has completely melted and not gritty.

Using a potholder roll candy, while hot, around the baking dish to coat inside.  Let sit for about 10 minutes to “set” the candy.

Step 3 – Pour in the Blended Mixture.  Cover with foil and secure the edges. 

Place into a larger pot with boiling water. 

Note: Be careful placing into the boiling water bath so you don’t splash the water on yourself.

Turn off heat and cover with lid and let cook for 1 hour. 

Note: Do not lift lid during the 1 hour – this will let out the steam that is “cooking” the flan.

Remove lid and foil to check consistency with a toothpick or wooden stick. 

Step 4 – While warm roll melted candy around and up over flan.  Let cool for at least 2 to 3 hours in the fridge (overnight if you have the time).

Step 5 – Invert flan on a plate and enjoy. Click here for a Tip on how to invert flan:

Enjoy!

Biscuits and Gravy – B&G

B&G “Biscuits and Gravy is one of my favorite comfort foods

I recently saw this post on Pinterest.  What is Pinterest? Well, is it the best social site for pinning and saving all kinds of pictures and videos.  I, personally, am addicted to Pinterest. 

Anyways, Just the Bells 10 has 15.4k followers.  Her pins are great.

Cooking Food Is An Art

Cook time: 0 hours 45 minutes

Servings: 10 servings

Sausage

Cook sausage in a pot – do not drain. Remove sausage. 

Gravy:

Sausage juices

1 stick of butter

1 T salt

1 T black pepper

1 C flour

Melt butter in sausage juices and add spices and butter then cook until bubbly. (A paste forms)

2 C heavy whipping cream

2 C whole milk

Slowly add in the cream, then milk and stir until thickens.  Then add sausage to your gravy and stir

Biscuits:

2 C flour

1 T baking powder

1 T white sugar

1 tsp salt

Mix dry ingredients and then grate in

6 T frozen butter grated (Tip – use a rotary crank cheese grater)

Stir and then add

3/4 C cold milk

Knead the dough 6 times and roll out, cut with a glass, and bake at 425 for 12 minutes