Friday, November 26, 2010

French Fridays - Pumpkin Gorgonzola Flan

Well, it's now official, I have made my first flan. Dorie was gentle with me and this was a really easy recipe. It was also my first flop. My husband and I both liked them, but not enough to make them again. The texture was really nice though, smooth and creamy. Also, if blue cheese scares you, it really is mellow in this dish. I served them with sour cream and some maple syrup drizzled on top, if there is a next time I would advise against the sour cream, the dish is rich and creamy already. Don't let this one scare you, it's so quick and you never know, this may be a huge hit for your taste buds.

 Right out of the oven, the walnuts were perfectly toasted.

A nice simple dinner. I served the flans with a simple salad dressed with a white wine vinaigrette. It was a nice combination.


Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

These came out of the oven pretty, but I just didn't care for them. At least you and your husband enjoyed them! :) Your salad sounds wonderful!

Steph said...

They look beautiful. Glad your little one like them! ;)

Flourchild said...

How beautiful! Iloved the way they turned out. Im glad you all liked them even if you won't make them again!
I made the hot cereal cake:)

Kris' Kitchen said...

This is an interesting beautiful but it does lack in flavor. But it is worth tweeking for another go around. I think a sweeter version...more like a dessert would be nice.

Lana said...

For some reason, I really enjoyed the flan, even though I was a bit skeptical. What surprised me more is that my kids liked it, just like your daughter. I guess they do not have the same preconceived ideas as we do:)