pressure cooker recipes on my blog, over the last few years. I have been in-love with pressure cooking for at least fifteen years. I still love my 8-quart, oval, electric pressure cooker but lately it is showing signs of wear and tear (the pot is made with a non-stick coating). For the longest time, I've bookmarked this Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker. I was lucky to get the "Black Friday" price of $78.00 and I was thrilled to buy it. It's an understatement to say that I love it. It's small enough to earn a special spot on my limited counter space and I'm using it several times a week.
When people first buy an electric pressure cooker, one of the first things that they make are "Pressure Cooker Cheesecakes". It makes perfect sense, since many cheese cake recipes requires for the cheesecake to be placed into a pan, with water (otherwise called a Bain-marie). Instead of baking a cheesecake for one hour, it takes only 15 minutes! Isn't that impressive?!
Pressure cooking is the perfect solution, since it takes as little as one cup of water to steam potatoes, cook hard boiled eggs, "bake" a cheesecake...and, now, make a Crème caramel in ten minutes!
I have finally mastered the art of making caramel when I made this fantastic Salted Butter Caramel Ice Cream. . Actually it's not difficult at all to make your own caramel, and it takes just a few minutes. There are a couple of things to remember, and your caramel will turn out perfect every time. First, don't stir the sugar! Just let it melt, and swirl the pan a little bit if you need to. Last, but not least, keep a very close eye on it!
If you don't own a pressure cooker, you can make this using a conventional oven using the directions for a Mexican Chocolate Flan that I made. You'll need to bake the custard for 35-40 minutes.
However, with a pressure cooker, it gets faster and easier, in my honest opinion:
I used this pan and covered it with foil. I poured one cup of water into the pressure cooker pot, and added the trivet (the handled trivet comes with this pressure cooker). I was able to easily lower the flan into the pot, locked the lid on, programmed pressure cooker for ten minutes. Once the PC beeped, I did a natural pressure release (simply put, didn't touch the pressure cooker for ten minutes).
Here is the printable recipe. NOTE: I store all of my recipes on Key Ingredient. Unfortunately, they have recently reverted back to requiring a free membership to log in and view my recipes. I'm hoping that they'll change their mind, but in the meantime, I'll post a second site that doesn't require a membership. If you have any problems printing the recipe, please write to me email@example.com.
One last note: Another reason I haven't been posting for weeks, is that I've been cooking from "Blue Apron". I'm not sponsored by them. I'm a customer. With my busy work schedule, I'm liking have a box of ingredients for three full meals (servings of two) made with healthy ingredients. As a result, I'm losing weight, feeling less stressed and I've actually learned to like red beets! I'll be sharing some of the recipes, since they publish them for anyone to make.