Thursday, September 30, 2010
Some of the highlights of the trip were seeing the Eiffel Tower covered in lights, Marie Antionette's Hameau at the Palace of Versailles, Littlest brother eating a cyclops pizza and seeing Mona Lisa at the Lourve, shopping on the Champs-Elysees, and standing on top of the Arch de Triumph . Of course the food was amazing as well. Had I know about all of the fabulous chocolate shops back then I would have tried to go to those as well. That reminds me, I need to update my passport!
All of this to say, Dorie Greenspan has a new cookbook out called Around my French Table. There is a new club starting that is much like Tuesdays with Dorie only it is French Fridays with Dorie. There are no participation requirements and last I checked there were around 700 people signed up around the world to cook French food on Fridays. Dorie even selected the first months recipes. When I got my book I sat down with it and went through it. I am pretty excited about the book. There are a few things I may not try just because I am a wimp but I think for the most part we will like everything that I will cook. :)
This week's is the first week and the first recipe is for Gougeres. More easily said, these are cheese puffs. I can see filling these with cream and making cream puffs.
These came together really easily. I put the dough in my easy accent decorator and piped it onto my round stones. My hubster loved these and to did my kiddos. I used Gruyere cheese from the Publix deli. The gougeres kept really well and my kiddos took the leftovers in their school lunches for several days.
I will definitely be making these again. Make sure to check out FFwD Leave your Link to see how other home cooks did with this recipe. I am excited to see how the first week went for everyone!