This week’s timing was so unusually good for me. All of my editorial deadlines were met, both here on Flanboyant Eats and for my other gigs. What a stress reliever!
Though everything turned out great, I was scurrying Monday evening after an email from Latina magazine asking me to make a flan for this week’s column. Uhm, I wasn’t too keen on the idea since I reserve making flan for today, #FLANFRIDAYS and had just done a post on my Flan “Eat & Tweet” event in D.C. Another flan post was just overkill!
But when she asked for a pumpkin one, it took me no time to say “¡SI!”
Hence, I couldn’t resist sharing this fantastically delicious and season appropriate flan for this week’s #FLANFRIDAYS!
Here’s the column, in part:
Hello Fall. Here we are, another season that brings about lovely weather, colorful foliage and warm comfort food. In all its marvel, summer can wear us out. It’s nice to transition to a place of coziness.
For me, fall means endless cooking and working with seasonal vegetables and ingredients to create aromatic and super delicioso meals and treats.
Of all those fall harvest fruits and vegetables, pumpkin somehow jumps out at me as my fave. I want to make a myriad of things with this squash veggie. Have you had pumpkin soup with a hint of ginger and Brandy? You’d definitely be in for a delightful surprise. While savory meals keep the heart warm and the stomach satisfied, there is nothing like finishing up your evening with a luscious dessert.
When it comes to pumpkin, the only dessert that screams and begs to be made with the orange blossom is the famous Latin flan!
The flavors of the smooth pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg render the perfect fall treat. The caramel tops it all off giving you a creamy and robust dessert to last you all season. Make it and you’ll impress you friends. They’ll want the recipe, your secret and ask you to make it again. It’s the quintessential party favor. Why make cake when this is right at your fingertips!