The day has arrived! French Fridays with Dorie is here.
I feel like a new part of me is about to emerge. I'm nervous. I'm anxious. And I'm incredibly exciting to embark on this journey to learning how to cook French food. I automatically begin to reminisce about the beginning of my Tuesdays with Dorie baking journey. I have honestly become a better baker and more knowledgeable woman in the kitchen. I laugh when I think back to August 2008 when I joined TWD. I really had no idea what I was getting into, I was just looking for a new hobby and a way to become accountable. Now, I have loads of knowledge, great go-to baking recipes and lots of new baking friends.
Okay, back on track.
This week's French Friday's recipe was selected by Dorie herself! She selected the very first recipe in the book, Gorgeres. Basically it's a cheese puff. I'll admit I was super intimidated, but I knew it wouldn't be impossible. Dorie has a way of pulling you into success. Her recipes are clear and she gives great tips. I even leaned to my mom for a little support. Growing up, when my family would decorate the tree for Christmas my mom would make homemade cream puffs, which is obviously what these are since both are a Pate a Choux.
Holy cow, delicious cheesy Gorgeres. I used a local Gruyere from Rock Hill Creamery in Cache Valley, Utah. It is a delicious cheese! (You can find it at Harmons.) One of the coolest things about this recipe is that it was done in less than an hour! I can see why Dorie whips this up for her friends all the time.
Make sure you head over to the Leave Your Link post on the French Fridays with Dorie site, that way you can see view the results of over 100 people who participated this week! Dorie is also baking with us and has posted some behind-the-scenes shots from the Around My French Table photo shoot. Check it out!
Before I sign off, I have to express more love for TWD and FFWD. I am so delighted that I've got some friends in real life joining me on FFWD: my sister Erika, who I grew up baking with, and a family friend Chelsea. I'm so excited for them to be on this journey! I am just so happy they have joined, I've gained so much from Dorie's books and these groups that I can't wait to see how they like it.