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Audrey's "pudim"

As I keep my month-long countdown to the release day of "One Hit Wonder", I thought it would be fun to share some fun-facts about my characters, and no better person to start than Audrey.

Audrey's mother is Brazilian (and so am I, what a coincidence!)

She has been to Brazil countless times while growing up and she loves Brazilian food, especially "farofa" (coarse yucca flour seasoned with bacon and herbs) and "pudim" (Brazilian version of flan)

Pudim is super easy to make and if you like custard, you must try it.

What you'll need:
-3 eggs
-1 can of condensed milk
-1 can of milk
-1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
-1 cup of sugar
-1/4 cup of water

  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Melt the sugar in a heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly. Once the sugar becomes a golden brown syrup after about 10 minutes, add a 1/4 cup of water and mix until blended. (careful because it'll produce a lot of steam when you pour the water into the syrup.) Pour it  into a round baking dish, swirling so that the syrup coats all sides of the dish. Set aside to cool. 
  3. Place the eggs, the condensed milk, milk, and vanilla extract into a blender. Blend until all ingredients are well combined. Gently pour egg mixture into the baking dish and cover with aluminum foil. (Audrey knows a neat little trick to avoid the egg mixture from blending with the syrup: place a spoon just above the syrup line and pour the egg mixture over the spoon).
  4.  Place baking dish inside roasting pan, and place roasting pan on oven rack. Fill roasting pan with boiling water to reach halfway up the sides of the baking dish.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a knife inserted 1 inch from the edge comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. The center of the pudim  will still be soft. Allow pudim to cool before unmolding onto a plate. Refrigerate before serving. 
 Although Audrey had been busy trying to protect her relationship and find her own professional success in L.A., she made time to prepare this easy recipe that brought back so many sweet memories from her childhood.


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