Thursday, September 30, 2010
FFWD: (That's French Fridays with Dorie) Gougeres
OMG, am I crazy or what? I don't have time for another blog event!
Yea, um. About that...
Welcome to the premier post for French Fridays with Dorie! (Too bad Dorie's name isn't Florie... "French Fridays with Florie" would sound awesome, LOL) This time around, we're baking through Dorie Greenspan's newest book "Around my French Table".
Dorie herself picked the recipes for October. (Thanks, Dorie!) First up is Gougeres, which is fancy talk for "cheese puffs" ;-).
Simple to make, delicious to taste. They start simple by first boiling water, milk, butter, and salt.
Flour is added all at once and the mixture stirred to beat the band.
The mixture quickly turns thick and pasty (if you've ever made homemade play-doh, it's exactly the same effect).
After hanging out to cool in the mixer for a minute, eggs are added one at a time and mixed thoroughly until...
you get a wonderful, shiny, smooth pate-a-chou dough.
Once you add the cheese, the puffs become cheese puffs.
The dough is scooped out onto the awaiting pan and baked (or, as for these guys, they're stowed in the freezer for later baking).
The final reward? Wonderfully cheesy gougeres....
Mmmm, perfect! How's that for a home run on the first at bat?
OK, that's it for this week. Join us next week for a mustardy Frenchy tart thingy. If you'd like to see the recipe... go check out the FFWD site (this month only, recipes are supplied), or get a copy of Dorie's new book!