I had to make squash casserole with the first fresh vegetables out of my garden and it turned out pretty and delicious! It's really easy to make.
What you need:
4 medium sized squash sliced (0.5 cm thick)
1/2 cup chopped yellow Vidalia onions or sweet onions
35 pcs of Ritz Original Butter Crackers, crushed
1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
2 Eggs beaten
1 cup milk
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground pepper
Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Cook in medium heat the sliced squash and onions in a skillet with a little bit of water. When squash is tender (not soggy) , drain the water and place in a mixing bowl. In another bowl, mix together the crushed crackers and cheddar cheese then mix 1/2 of this mixture with the cooked squash and onions. Mix well but taking care not to crushed the sliced squash then set aside. Also set aside the other half of the cracker mixture.
In a small bowl mix the eggs and milk then pour into the squash mixture. Add the melted butter, salt and pepper then mix well without crushing the sliced squash then transfer to a baking dish. Sprinkle the remaining cracker mixture on top and bake for 25 minutes or until the top gets lightly brown. Enjoy!
So I had this idea! Wouldn't it be great if I could have Chocolate cake and Leche flan at the same time? But before I continue, for those of you that don't know what Leche Flan is, it's also known as caramel custard or as what my husband calls it when I first made it... It's Custard Cake! So I thought, I know how to make Leche flan and I can use chocolate mix to make "Chocolate Flan" (I just made that up). This should be easy!!!
I melted white sugar on the skillet on high heat until golden brown. Add a little bit of water and stirred then it's ready to pour into the baking pan. The Leche flan mixture next then the chocolate batter. Covered the baking pan with aluminum foil and put it on the steamer and into the oven at 350 deg. F. Set the time at 1.5 hours, closed the oven, and grinned. I remembered thinking, this is easy! Toothpick tested the cake and it came out clean. It's ready! Well, no. When I turned over the baking pan and dumped the cake into a plate, the Leche flan was not ready yet and it was watery! As you can imagine, it looked like one of my cats (censored) on my cake!! I put it back into the oven to bake in the leche flan frosting :) and it actually was good even though it looked unpalatable. So needles to say, the first chocolate flan wasn't pretty.
Of course, I will have to try this again and so I did. So here you go... pictures speaks louder than words.
What you need to make it:
1/3 cup white sugar
1 tbsp. water
6 egg yolks (large)
1 can condensed milk (14 oz. / 396 g)
1 box chocolate cake or brownie mix (15.25 oz.)
1.5 cup Water
1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
Melt the white sugar on a skillet on high until brown then quickly add 1 tbsp. of water and stir until thick. Pour into a baking pan (about 8 inches diameter and at least 3 inches deep) and make sure that the syrup covers the bottom of the pan completely. Set aside.
Mix 6 egg yolks and 1 can condensed milk in a separate bowl (easier to use a mixer) then carefully pour into the baking pan with the syrup. Place the baking pan into the steamer and cover and steamed for 45 minutes. While waiting for the leche flan to be ready, you can go ahead and mix the chocolate cake batter instead of staring into the steamer. Staring won't make the leche flan cook faster :)
Mix the chocolate cake mix, 3 eggs, water, and vegetable oil in a separate bowl. Set the baking temperature in the oven at 350 deg F. Once the leche flan is ready, pour the chocolate cake batter on top of the leche flan and place it back into the steamer carefully. Put the steamer into the oven and bake for 1.5 hours or until cake is ready. It may take more time depending on what steamer you use. Enjoy!