Challenge #16: Julia Child’s Cinnamon Toast Flan

17 Aug

Julia Child, the American queen of French cooking, would have been 100 on Aug. 15. In honor of her birthday, I declare a French-themed baking challenge.

A while back, I checked out “Julia’s Kitchen Wisdom,” one of her last, and I would say most accessible to the everyday chef, cookbooks. It’s full of simple recipes, explanations of French terminology and instructions for how to perfect the basic French techniques.

Tucked away in the chapter on “Breads, Crepes, and Tarts” is Cinnamon Toast Flan–A Bread Pudding. I wanted to do something different than just the standard cake or crepes, and this seemed like just the thing. I may try cutting the recipe in half, because I definitely do not have 6 to 8 people to serve, or maybe it’ll be a good excuse to entertain. We’ll see. A caveat, it takes a lot of eggs (10 total), but surprisingly not that much butter.

I’ll leave you with two awesome things I learned (or was reminded of ) about Julia this week.

1) The woman liked Goldfish.

2) If you’re fan enough, you can even visit her kitchen at the Smithsonian in D.C. (Chris, we are definitely going here when Hannah and I visit).

I’m excited to see how this turns out. Bon appetit!

Advertisements

2 Responses to “Challenge #16: Julia Child’s Cinnamon Toast Flan”

  1. Brains August 20, 2012 at 2:59 am #

    You mean when Hannah, Blaine and I visit

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Challenge #21: Apple Charlotte | catsandcommas - February 24, 2013

    […] master recipe in the book “Julia’s Kitchen Wisdom,” which I’ve referenced before. But I also found a few versions from other sites. I like to compare recipes so I can pick and […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: