Welcome to French Friday’s with Dorie.
Our own Dorie Greenspan picked this month’s recipes.
Dorie starts out her cookbook, Around My French Table, by saying how she had always wanted to go to Paris, and how when she and her husband had gotten a small windfall of money that is what they did with it.
The word that epitomizes romance, mystery and seduction.
I have always wanted to go to France.
Not necessarily Paris, but to the rural areas.
See the country.
Taste French wines.
Speak French as only I know how….very poorly.
Eat croissants, chocolate and French bread.
Soak up the countryside.
Today’s recipe is called Gougères.
Translated as ‘puffs’.
They are basically a pâte à choux (the stuff that sweet cream puffs and profiteroles are made from) with cheese.
Since I live in Pothole, and Pothole doesn’t have such fancy schmancy stuff, I went with cheddar.
To be honest, I didn’t think I’d like them.
I’m not really into sweet puffs or profiteroles, but these were fabulous.
They taste a lot like the biscuits that you get at Red Lobster, minus the garlic, plus the flaky.
You can just pop them in your mouth, stuff them with chicken salad, or egg salad, or tuna salad…if they last that long.
The best thing about these is that they only took about 5 minutes to put together.