I spent the last day of my “weekend” preparing for Valentine’s Day.
For other people.
I made chocolate covered strawberries for a co-worker.
Then I made chocolate cookie hearts for my favorite Valentines.
Time consuming, but successful!
And right before bed I finished the ChocoFLAN Cake for Amp.
He needed a Mexican dish once again, and even though flan is my nemesis, I went for it.
After all, my sweet blog friend, TLI, promised me it would be easy and delicious. And I promised her I would try one more time.
So I did.
And this time,I didn’t dump anything into the trash, and I only got mad once….. As the caramel seeped through the bottom of the only bundt pan I own. A springform one.
And I knew the flan probably would too. But I put the pan in the water anyway, shoved it in the oven, and didn’t look at it for the next two hours.
When I pulled the cake and pan of water out of the oven, I cringed as I saw boiled flan floating in the water.
I left it covered and pouted for the next 15 minutes.
Finally I decided to just take the foil off and look.
It almost looked like hers.
And then I flipped it over.
And the caramel drizzled out just like she said it would….. but only down one side.
And the flan…. well what was left of it sat nicely on top.
Just like hers…….
Amp eagerly tried a piece, thinking it looked awesome!
Then he tried another.
“It’s delicious!” He declared.
Maybe I’ll get an A. HE! Maybe HE will get an A.
Either way, I’m sitting here on Valentine’s Night, with my bowl of frozen carbs, missing my hubby down in Tennessee,but feeling pretty good,
Because I almost made flan.