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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

a kitchen full of lazy cats and a disappointing recipe result...

a kitchen full of lazy cats - please click to make larger to get full effect


Julie is looking at me saying, "what...???"



from another angle




Now I'm posting the result of my recent recipe try-out: the Chocoflan.  The Chocoflan didn't turn out that great.  It was easy to make, but the cake part didn't bake well.  It was supposed to take an hour in 350, but I had to cook it an hour and a half for the cake part to bake firm. It did come out of the pan easy enough and the flan did end up on top, but the taste of the cake part was disappointing... although the flan was good. And I learned that the Mexican Canned Caramel called ? is really very good.  This was for swirling around the pan before the cake batter is put in and also for swirling over the top of the Flan before serving. Well, I could easily just eat this stuff out of the can...





But the true test is whether I would make it again... and the answer is no.  IMO the chocolate cake texture as well as the taste was disappointing.  (However, DH and the boys gobbled it up with no complaints.)




14 comments:

  1. I think you are working poor Julie too hard.That cake looks good to me. Just add a cup of tea.

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    1. The dessert looked good... and tasted *OK*... but not up to expectations. But I will agree with you that adding a cup of tea always helps.

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  2. The cat pictures are truly funny. Especially Julie's nonchalant attitude. And there are very few things that the male of the species won't gobble up if it's sweet! :-)

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    1. Julie is a funny cat. And you are right about the boys gobbling up sweets...

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  3. Julie's pose is hilarious! Can she open the cabinet drawers? Nicki sure would be trying!

    The cake looks good, too bad it didn't pass your taste test.

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    1. Kim, of course she (as well as the others) can open drawers, cabinets, etc. Sometimes it looks like our house has been ransacked. But we do keep elastic bands on the ones where they might get into trouble...

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  4. If DH and the boys gobbled it up with no complaints, I am sure it was good. Love your cats. :)

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    1. It wasn't bad by any means... just not good enough to warrant making again.

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  5. Cats (all of them) certainly have that relaxing thing down pat.

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  6. Sorry, I lost all coherent thought when I saw your gorgeous oven/stove. I have lo, these many years desired a dark or cobalt blue oven!! May I ask the make/model of yours and where you purchased it?

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    1. Pippa, it's an Aga and we purchased it in 1995 from the Great Indoors (which is/was owned by Sears). We believe that they got them from a distributor called Milestone here in Dallas. It is a different kind of cooking and not for everyone, but we absolutely love it.

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  7. Lazy cats are happy cats :)

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  8. Love the cats lounging about all over the place!! And the Chocoflan looks very tasty, I have to say...

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