I am a dreamer and my dreams are big. I can see them in the sky and as far away you think they may be I, on the other hand, can almost touch them. Every step I take towards reaching my goals fills my heart. I get incredible satisfaction by simply moving forward regardless of the outcome. But there are other times when I am weak and I let the lack of immediate results take a toll on my heart and play with my mind, and that my friends, has been happening lately; I have been overanalyzing this blog. I started doing this out of love, passion, and a personal desire. But knowing that there is a world out there that can be engaged calls my name and is fooling me into basing my happiness on the numbers, the visitors, the comments, the likes, the, the… argh! Yes, argh is right. I wish I could be doing a lot more but time and other commitments allow me to only do so much.
Luckily, I was recently inspired by a young girl who, during her remarks after receiving an award explained a concept that seems simple but most times overlooked. What she said gave hope and a sense of fulfillment to my impatient heart. Paso a Paso which means step by step, these were her words. Her speech reminded me that I may not be able to have hundreds of comments yet, I may still not be able to raise money for my Food for Thought cause, and I may not even know if you are reading or liking what you see but what I do know is that paso a paso I am building my vision, I am leaving a legacy for my daughter and I am working towards savoring in the future that big dream in the sky. Today I want you to know that you are doing great things and that paso a paso (step by step) you will achieve your dreams.
Ohh, if only our life and things were as sweet and simple as this next recipe. Really, believe me, it is suuuuper easy. It requires just three ingredients and after following a few short steps, you will have a fairy-tale-like, even-better-than-your-dreams dessert. Enjoy!
Dulce de Leche Molten Cake
As I said, it’s like a fairy tale. It all started once upon a time when sweet dulce de leche, a few eggs and some flour met to become a scrumptious dessert.
The eggs were beaten; the dulce de leche joined the mix and then came the flour all to make me happy as a bee.
The enchanted mix was baked and after 12 short minutes in the oven, Poof! It became dulce de leche molten cake!
Perfect for this princess (wink), who believes in happy endings!
Dulce de Leche Molten Cake – yields 6
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour plus a bit more for flouring the ramekins
4 large egg yolks
2 large eggs
3 1/3 cups canned or jarred dulce de leche
Preheat oven to 425
Butter and flour six 8 ounces ramekins
Beat egg yolks and eggs in a medium bowl for about 3 minutes until eggs double in volume.
Add dulce de leche and beat until well blended.
Add the flour and beat until well blended.
Divide batter among ramekins leaving a ½ inch space on top
Place ramekins on a baking sheet; transfer sheet to oven.
Bake for 12 minutes.
- Allow cakes to cool down for about one minute before serving.
- Run a knife around edges of ramekins to loosen cakes for easy removal.
- Invert one side onto a plate and quickly invert it again if you would like the round side to be on top.
- Before inverting the cakes make sure the top got fully baked and is not sticky.