French Fridays with Dorie
I nearly didn’t have time for this week’s French Friday’s with Dorie item. I’m really squeaking this one in! Had I not made it in time I wasn’t going to beat myself up over it, however. I’m sure my blog pals, The Doristas, would forgive me. Surely they would understand how hard it can be too work in the assignments to your weekly schedules. I know they would understand. The three remaining items in this month’s French Fridays With Dorie assignment hadn’t really left me inspired. After finishing last week’s Roast Chicken for Les Paresseux the dishes for November remaining include a potato side-dish I’ve already served in one form or another for at least fifty times, a desert whose main ingredient is more associated with baby food than cuisine, and this: Pumpkin Gorgonzola Flan.
I’ve written before before about how I’m not much of a pumpkin pie fan and by extension — pumpkin desserts of all stripes. Now, I adore pumpikin as I do all squash but I don’t particularly “get” the urge to smother it in cinnamon and sugar. I do make an exception now and then for a muffin or a bread this time of year as they are not only unavoidable but make good currency at the office. By and large, however, it is savory pumpkin for me all the way or not much at all. Pumpkin Flan? Yuk. Gorgonzola in flan? Eew. I suppose I figured out soon enough that this particular ‘flan’ had nothing in common with dessert and was supposed to be savory. Dorie was presenting it to us as an an appetizer after all and not a dessert. Reading the recipe I still couldn’t figure out how I would want to work it into any menu I was planning so my enthusiasm somewhat waned.
Pumpkin Gorgonzola Flan
And while we are on the topic, the recipe doesn’t even yield 6 servings. It yields four if you use the suggested 6 oz cups. And not four because of the usual “I ate a ton of it while making it” excuse but four because the cookbook editor must have skipped recipe testing this one. If so, he didn’t know what he was missing.
(Update: We asked not to post the recipe in our posts for FFwD but invariably Dorie will release the recipe herself . When she does, I update to post it here. Follow this link to Pumpkin Gorgonzola Flans. )