Friday, November 5, 2010
FFwD: Pumpkin-Gorgonzola Flan
November is going to be an interesting month at French Fridays with Dorie. The members voted on a number of recipes and the top four vote-getters are the recipes for the month. The twist is that members get to pick the order in which they bake the chosen recipes.
One of the more intriguing recipes of the month is the one I chose for the week, Pumpkin-Gorgonzola Flans.
A savory flan, it has few ingredients but is long on taste.
Pumpkin, eggs, and cream are whizzed in the food processor and poured into the awaiting ramekins. The mixture is topped with chunks of Gorgonzola cheese and walnuts, then baked in a water bath.
And how was it? If you like Gorgonzola, you'll like this, like my husband did. However, if you don't like Gorgonzola... well, yea, you're gonna like it... not so much.
I didn't know I didn't like Gorgonzola. I don't like it. A lot. Sadly, I didn't like this dish. BUT, I'm guessing a change-out of the type of cheese and I would have liked this just fine. The pumpkin custard was tasty and light, from what I could tell with my one bite.
OK, that's it for this week. Head on over to the FFwD site if you'd like to see the rest of the month's line-up or check out other member's dishes.
For the recipe, get ahold of a copy of Dorie Greenspan's book, Around my French Table.