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Saturday, 16 March 2013


Nursery Rhymes put Kepler so sweetly to sleep.  Today, there was that strange verse about Georgy Porgy, pudding and pie . . . 

Coincidentally, I had just finished making a Fruit Flan for dessert – pudding and pie!

            from:  THE MAGIC of JELLO

1 cup flour
2 tbsp icing sugar
½ cup softened butter

·        Preheat oven to 425.
·        Mix flour, butter, and sugar together in food processor.
·        Turn into 9 inch pie plate or flan and press onto sides and bottom.
·        Bake for 10 minutes until golden.
·        Cool.


1 pkg (6 serving size) Jello Vanilla Pudding
2 ½ cups cold milk (not 3 cups as in the directions or the pudding will be too soft)

1 can fruit salad, drained

1/3 cup apricot jam
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp orange liqueur  (or orange juice)

Whipping cream

·        Prepare pudding  as directed on package but with only 2 ½ cups milk.  Press plastic wrap onto surface.  Chill 30 minutes.
·        Drain fruit salad.
·        Whisk chilled pudding and pour into shell.
·         Arrange fruit on top of pudding.
·        Stir lemon juice and liqueur into apricot jam and melt slowly over low heat.
·        Spoon over fruit.  Chill.
·        Whip cream.
·        Serve flan with dollops of whipped cream on the side.

This was soooo easy to make!  I tried to make a fruit flan years ago, but all the strawberries sank to the bottom of my made-from-scratch vanilla pudding.  L

The butter crust was delicious but did not hold up well when I lifted it.
Nicole said she liked the Flan, but not as much as Peanut Butter Grape Jello Pie: 


By the way, it's 31 degrees C in Laredo right now.   I just took Maybelle for a walk but there's a shady colonnade nearby and we pretty much stuck to it.  

Hard for me to imagine, but, back in Manitoba, Crystal says: 

10 to 20 cm possible over Southwestern Manitoba by late Sunday. In addition to the snow, gusty northwesterly winds in the wake of the disturbance will create some reduced visibilities in blowing or drifting snow late Sunday night.

(said no one EVER)