This is a few weeks late but I’m subbing it in because there was just no way I could make anything with cauliflower. I’m sorry, but no. I have to confess that I didn’t even look at the recipe. I know, I know, I’m terrible. But my last experience with cauliflower was so harrowing and grotesque (and also I just really hate it) that I couldn’t even face it. But guess what I do like? Cheese! And bread!!
I had the day off on Tuesday so I used that opportunity to pretty much cook all the live-long day. I made the gingerbread babycakes for BWJ, I made these puffs, I made some red kuri squash soup (is that not happening for us Doristas any time soon or am I brain-farting and forgetting that we did it?), and I made this awesome Caramelized Onion and Red Pear Focaccia. I love the focaccia but Tristan is not a fan – oh well, more for me!!!
But back to the puffs – I was really excited to use my Bismarck tip to pipe in the goat cheese until I realized that doing it that way vs. slicing the top off means that they look exactly like they did before I filled them when they’re done. Whoops. I thought they were delicious even if they did look a little plain-Jane. I usually make Martha Stewart’s gougere recipe for all of our events at the store but I am totally switching to Dorie’s now. These never deflated and they stayed nice and crispy even after an overnight in the fridge which sort of defies logic but definitely pleases me.
Next week’s recipe is a chicken dish that I’m looking forward to trying but later this month something with celery root is on the horizon and I’ll have to think about whether that will be happening up in here…..