Yes! It is October and it is time for French Fridays with Dorie. I got her new book Around My French Table a few weeks ago and have been reading it like a novel ever since. It is fantastic!
So, here we go! The first recipe we are making is Gougeres. These are already a favorite in our household and I usually use the Julia Child recipe from The Way to Cook (these are fantastic, as well). I am too lazy to pull out Julia's book to compare the recipes but they are very similar for sure. I halved Dorie's recipe which was stupid because I should have just made them all and froze half, but that will be just one of the many many stupid things I do over the course of this little project. Anyways, they were fabulous and you should make them right now.
And here they are:
The rest of the menu was Ina Garten with a little Smitten Kitchen thrown in. Scalloped tomatoes with croutons by Ina via Smitten Kitchen and turkey meatloaf from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook. And chocolate pudding pie also from Smitten Kitchen. Yum!
Oh, and Dorie actually picked the recipes we are making for the month of October and one of them is Hachis Parmentier-- which is a meal that Dorie says Daniel Boulud is a fan of! And I am a huge fan of Mr. Boulud! Umm, excited!