Monday, April 09, 2007
Happy Birthday to ME!
It's my birthday on Wednesday, so to celebrate my Studly Hubby whipped up a big Studly Easter/Birthday dinner on Sunday that was quite a masterpiece. He made pork loin, garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus, and flan. The flan was very complicated - it turns out you are supposed to make caramel first, put it in the bottom of the pan, then make the custard and put that on the top. The first batch of caramel was perfect, but hardened too fast in the glass pan and broke it (it shattered all over the place!). The second batch didn't turn out - for fear of breaking another pan, the Studly Hubby was a little off on the timing and didn't quite get the caramel to form. The third batch worked out, but by then he had switched to an aluminum cake pan so nothing broke and he could continue on with the custard part. Then when you bake it you have to put it in a 'waterbath' which is basically a bigger pan filled with water and a towel. I was afraid THAT would break and we would have a catastrophe on the inside of our oven, but all went well. The flan was delicious, but the Studly Hubby thought it was a little too 'eggy' so handed over the leftovers to me to finish all on my own. I may have to run another nine miles this week.