Maybe it's because I was feeling a little bit silly.
Maybe it's because I'm a huge fan of Jon Scieszka's sense of humor.
Maybe it's because I spend most of my waking hours with 7 and 8 year olds.
Whatever the reason was, I just couldn't help myself. The entire time I was making these delightful little flans, one thing kept running through my head.
Are you ready?
Run, run, run, as fast as you can!
You can't catch me, I'm the Stinky Cheese Flan!
(I do hope you're familiar with the delightful book, The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales- written by Jon Scieszka and illustrated by Lane Smith- from which the preceding line was butchered.) If you're not, please take a moment to indulge your inner child here.
Now that that's out of my system, I have to tell you that this was one of Dorie's recipes that I approached with trepidation. Pumpkin and gorgonzola? I wasn't really too sure I'd love the combination, but I'm glad I forged ahead and tried it. It was super simple to put together, and definitely a dish I wouldn't have tried without the commitment to cooking through Dorie's newest book, Around My French Table.
Dorie says to serve it with crème fraîche and a drizzle of honey, but I found that the drizzle of honey by itself was a perfect complement. The creamy pumpkin, crunchy walnuts, savory gorgonzola and sweet honey made for a delightful combination of textures and flavors. Each spoonful begged for a repeat performance!
To see what others have made from Dorie's cookbook this week, look here. You might find this Pumpkin Gorgonzola Flan, a Potato Gratin, a Caramel-Topped Semolina Cake, or Roast Chicken for Les Paresseux! Aren't choices wonderful?