Thursday, September 30, 2010

First FFwD post! Gougeres! (Fancy Cheese Puffs)

This is the first recipe in Dorie Greenspan's fabulous new book Around my French Table, so it's fitting that those of us who are participating in French Fridays with Dorie start with this lovely recipe.

I'm intending to do a lot of baking this weekend so I thought I'd get a head start since Dorie says that these lovely little cheese puffs can be mixed, frozen, then baked when you want to eat them.  Seemed like a great idea to me!

I got everything ready since the directions require you to stir the flour in vigorously.


Then I set the milk, water, butter and salt to boil.



When the liquid is boiling, I added the cup of flour all at once and stirred like mad.  It very quickly formed a ball but I kept stirring to dry out the dough a bit.  So far so good!



Then I beat in five eggs, one at a time and finally the grated cheese.


It was easy to scoop out the dough onto parchment paper.  I intend to bake these on Sunday so I popped 33 of  them into the freezer.


But I saved out 4 because I just had to taste them ToDaY.  They baked up beautifully and boy are they yummy; just the right texture and the perfect cheese flavor.  I would have taken another picture of them on a pretty plate but before I realized what happened, I had eaten them all.   A real winner of a recipe!




19 comments:

  1. Hi Peggy! I am also participating in FFWD, and love your gougeres. They turned out great! Awesome job! Angie

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  2. So glad you liked them, they look fab!

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  3. What beautiful little puffs. They must taste awesome.

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  4. Wasn't this a great recipe? I know yours will be enjoyed.

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  5. Lovely! Love the step by step photos! :)

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  6. I loved this recipe too! Your gourgeres are beautiful!

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  7. Peggy, your gougeres look wonderful! Well done!

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  8. Mine disappeared rather quickly, too! Yours look great!

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  9. They look wonderful. I loved her last book ... I need to get her latest and follow along with you.

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  10. They were so good, weren't they? Yours turned out beautifully!

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  11. Love your step by steps. And your gougeres are lovely. This is going to be fun.

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  12. Yay, excellent. I look forward to seeing your future FFwD posts, too. This is going to be such a wonderful group!

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  13. Perfect 4 golden gougeres. I know the rest will be enjoyed by all. Beautiful layout!

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  14. Peggy - what great prep photos! Funny, I baked 10 and froze the rest - all 50 of them (guess I made them too small). No problem they were wonderful - as I can see by your photos that yours are too!

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  15. Your gougeres turned out beautifully. I like the fact that you froze some too. I should have done that. Mine are just a fond memory.

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  16. Yours look great. I loved these and was so happy they were so quick and easy to make.

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  17. I am running a bit behind this week, so am looking forward to getting to these tomorrow. Thanks for the process photos, I was trying to decide whether to use stand or hand mixer...after seeing yours, I'm going with the stand! Your gougeres look wonderful!

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  18. I wish I would have frozen some of them. Then I would have had some to bake up this week. But I shared them with my boss, so now I'm in good for a while. Yours look great!

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