This was my absolute favorite week to date! We were able to make “Banana Walnut Bread Pudding with a Butter Rum Sauce”, “Pot De Creme”, “Creme Brulee”, and “Creme Caramel”, also known as Flan. I had the joyous task of working primarily on the flan.
The Flan base called for the use of a vanilla bean, which was my first time to be privileged to work with that expensive ingredient. Having been raised on Imitation Vanilla Extract for all of my baking needs, the real thing took my pallet to an entirely new realm completely. I eagerly look forward to working with this diverse pod again in the future.
Part of the reason was the cup which was used to bake it in due to the lack of ramekins available in the kitchen.
In that case, we should have not filled the cup so much, which would allow the product to cook faster and to set up more.
That is very valuable insight that will continue to be valuable in the future.