Friday, October 1, 2010

French Fridays with Dorie (FFwD) - Gougeres


It's here!!! French Fridays with Dorie has officially started! I have been baking along with Tuesdays with Dorie for over 2 years now and have been anxiously anticipating Dorie's new book "Around My French Table". When the book came in the mail a few weeks ago, I spent hours reading through each recipe and I am so stoked to finally start cooking/baking from this book. The best part about the new group? No participation requirements! Don't get me wrong... I am going to do my best to participate as much as possible but life gets crazy sometimes so I am grateful for the ablility to be a part of this group regardless of whether I post 1 recipe a month or 4.

The recipes for October were chosen by Dorie Greenspan herself and the first pick is Gougeres. It makes sense that the first recipe for FFwD is also the first recipe in the book.
Gougeres are basically a cream puff without pastry cream but with the addition of cheese. Dorie says that the easiest way to describe these is to call them "cheese puffs".

You start with a pate-a-choux dough and fold in grated cheese (I used cheddar). They are then spooned out onto a baking sheet and baked until browned and puffy. We LOVED these and they didn't last too long. I will definately make them again and again!

What a great way to kick off FFwD! Thanks to Dorie Greenspan for another awesome book and thanks to all the great minds who put together the new group!

Au revoir!

16 comments:

The McBride Family said...

I didn't know you had a new group starting up! Those look so good! LIght and cheesy totally my style! :)

Leslie said...

These are picture perfect, Cristine! This group is going to be such fun!

Shandy said...

Gorgeous!!! Your gourgeres are golden perfection. I think all of us were so excited to post our opening recipe. I couldn't quit thinking about it last night and was anxious to get up this morning and peek at the site =).

BTW, Good Morning!

Flourchild said...

I missed this one but I will be cooking with you soon!!
They look great!!

Nicole said...

Look at those insides! Perfection!

Pamela said...

Yours turned out great, too! So puffy and nice!

Ingrid said...

They look fantastic! Much better than a "cheese puff'!
~ingrid

Nancy said...

Those look fantastic! Definitely something you'd expect to see on a French dinner table, no??

Jayne said...

Gorgeous job! It's going to be a great group!

Emily Rose said...

I'm so excited for FFWD! These were a great kickoff recipe!

Katrina said...

Your puffs look perfect. Mine deflated, but I've decided they didn't bake long enough. I'm going to try a third time and make cream puffs though. I will not be defeated by puffs! ;)

Katrina said...

Oh, and hey, where did you get that logo for FFWD? I was wanting to put something on my side bar but wasn't sure if there was something specific we should use. Thanks.

Diabetic Snacker Reviews said...

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Diabetic Snacker Reviews said...

Those look yummy! I'm your newest google friends connect follower. I have tons of giveaway.

mike said...

Funny - I think we all feel the same way - a little daunting - all those recipes! These look wonderful - and I love your french looking plate!

Eliana said...

Seeing this is sooo making me want to join the group. They look amazing Cristine.

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