Before our guests arrived, I finished putting the trays of appetizers together; on my way upstairs to change clothes, I asked my husband to stick the salsa cups in the oven. I come down 12 minutes later as my husband is greeting our first guest, and take out the "wrong" tray of appetizers from the oven! No big deal, I just toss the tray into the corner of the kitchen...(Who bakes guacamole?) So I toss the "real" appetizers into the oven but imagine my suprise when everybody starts eating them, and asking for more! —lorigoldsby
You can use prepared phyllo cups or alternatively make your own with 4 sheets of phyllo cut to fit into each mini muffin tin.
Mash avocado and season with kosher salt, cracked pepper, serrano pepper, lime, ground cumin and coriander.
Fill unbaked cups with guacamole.
Bake at 400 for 12-15 minutes.
Guacamole will look brown when you remove it from the oven (that is why I tossed the tray to the side) but place a small layer of the mexican crema or sour cream on top to cover. Add a cilantro leaf and a few pieces of diced tomato (I use campari tomatoes) to garnish.
I learned to cook with my Gran. I can still see her reading a recipe and figuring out how she would make it better. She was fearless about substituting ingredients--but also knowledgeable. She approached food in the same way she built her antique business--appreciate quality ingredients and workmanship, but don't be a snob. I think I carry those same beliefs in my approach to cooking. I love family style dinners, I love a fancy ladies' luncheon with my wedding china, or a backyard seafood boil to celebrate my husband's birthday...I love to share food with others.