French Fridays with Dorie – Gougères

by Jessica on October 1, 2010

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Dorie has a new book!! Dorie has a new book!! What, you haven’t heard?? Then get your hind-end to the bookstore and pick it up stat! Around My French Table is a gorgeous love story between Dorie and Paris. Page, after page, after page of beautiful photos and wonderfully written recipes, with descriptions galore, take you on a trip to France and what seems like a seat at Dorie’s table. And of course, there’s a new group to cook along with all those great recipes… French Fridays with Dorie!

Which brings me to the first recipe, the gougère. Need a quick & easy appetizer? Have unexpected guests at the door? Late arrivals to a dinner party? Then look no further. In the very first few pages, Ms. Dorie serves up one of the easiest (and yummiest) puffs I’ve ever seen. Seriously, they’re like little balls of crack. The dough cooks up quick on the stove and then is cooled in a mixer while the eggs come to room temperature. Mix ’em in (followed by the cheese) and it’s ready for the oven! Really, what’s more easier than that? 🙂

Gougères | http

Gougères | http

#1 – Gougères (pg. 4)
Source: Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan

Many thanks to Laurie, Joel, Alison, Travis, Rachel and especially, Dorie, for making FFwD such an amazing group (with a fab website!)! Looking forward to all of the delicious recipes!!

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1 1840farm October 1, 2010 at 7:32 am

Great photos and post. I’m looking forward to making the gougeres today and posting about them on my blog.

http://1840farm.wordpress.com

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2 jayne October 1, 2010 at 8:49 am

Your gougeres are incredibly beautiful!

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3 Clivia October 1, 2010 at 9:35 am

I agree, truly addictive. your photos are lovely!

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4 Mary October 1, 2010 at 10:01 am

Wow…yours look super fluffy and amazing.

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5 Hanaa October 1, 2010 at 11:38 am

Wow, they look very light. Great job!

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6 teaandscones October 1, 2010 at 4:33 pm

Beautiful puffs. Love the shots. This is going to be fun, isn’t it.

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7 Shelley October 1, 2010 at 7:02 pm

Your photographs are great! And I liked your comment “little balls of crack.” I agree! They disappeared very quickly at my house. 🙂

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8 Betty @ scrambled hen fruit October 1, 2010 at 7:45 pm

Beautiful gougeres…love your photos!

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9 Pamela October 1, 2010 at 10:01 pm

I was really surprised with how simple these little things were. They look fabulous!

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10 Shandy October 2, 2010 at 12:30 pm

Gorgeous photos! Love the crispy golden perfection of these gougeres! Can’t wait until next week =).

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11 Candy October 2, 2010 at 1:12 pm

Your gougeres look perfect!

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12 Renee (Kudos Kitchen) October 2, 2010 at 4:11 pm

I love your excitement over Dorie’s new cookbook. I feel the same! Your gougeres are beautiful. Great job!

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13 dorie October 2, 2010 at 4:46 pm

They look so beautiful! Did you sprinkle the tops with cheese? Or do they look lightly colored because you used orange cheddar? Whatever you did, they’re lovely and I’m so happy you enjoyed them.

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14 Serene - momfoodproject.com October 2, 2010 at 7:18 pm

Beautiful. Isn’t this fun?

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15 lola October 2, 2010 at 8:52 pm

Beautiful photos and they are delicious and so easy. In the past I made them by hand stirring after each egg addition. A breeze now with the KA.

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16 Leslie October 2, 2010 at 11:30 pm

I couldn’t agree more! More gougeres for everyone!

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17 Judy October 2, 2010 at 11:53 pm

Gorgeous gougeres! Weren’t they the best? Looking at yours, I’m getting hungry for them again.

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18 mike October 3, 2010 at 12:52 pm

These look marvelous – and I can’t wait to finally get the book (hury, hury!) Can’t also wait to make these again – they disappeared so fast! Glad you enjoyed them – and love that textural quality to them!

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19 Spike October 4, 2010 at 3:43 pm

balls of crack- great description! I couldn’t get enough

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20 Eliana October 5, 2010 at 10:19 am

Hmmm – these look so delicous. I could probably finish that entire plate of them if I had them in front of me right now. (I’m a hungry mess today)

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