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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Crème Caramel

The upcoming celebration is not the first of its kind...different flavor but similar consistency. For a hint, check out Burnt Cream...a drool worthy dessert!, I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for...Frozen Custard?, and Taste-e-e-e-e de-e-e-e-elicious vanilla!. Why look back? To plan ahead! From these posts, you learned the difference between custard and pudding. Need a refresher? 
Custard vs. Pudding: There is a saying, "If it has eggs it's custard, if it has starch it's pudding." Simple, yes. But all too often there is overlap in simplicity. It is the cream puddings that don't fit the mold since they use a custard base but are thickened with starch. For example, the pastry cream found in an éclair.
If that doesn't totally confuse you, then read on. It gets better...or worse dependent on how you interpret it.

October 3 is...

Crème caramel, flan, or caramel pudding is a custard dessert with a layer of soft caramel on top, as opposed to crème brûlée, which is pudding with a hard caramel top.
Julia Child’s crème renversée au caramel–unmolded caramel custard

Microwave Caramel Custard Recipe

Caramel Custard in a Pressure Cooker Recipe

Yummy Caramel Custard Recipe

Personal Sized Caramel Custard Pie Recipe

Caramel Custard Tarts Recipe
 Get to work and get some made!

 For those who had rather watch a video vs. read the recipe...

yum, yum, yum . . . yummy!