A new blog-along group formed at the beginning of the month, called French Fridays with Dorie, Dorie, of course, being Dorie Greenspan, who is the author of the first blog-along I joined, Tuesdays with Dorie, using Dorie's Baking from My Home to Yours cookbook.
Dorie recently published a new book called Around My French Table, which features both savory and sweet French cuisine recipes. Laurie, who started the TWD blog-along group, was quick to seize the opportunity to start up a new blog-along group which will be cooking/baking from this book, one recipe at a time, through the entire book. If you would like to learn more about this group, you can click here. Enrollment is open, feel free to follow along officially or unofficially.
For the first month only, Dorie graciously picked the first five recipes and included the recipes for them on the FFwD site here. You can try it before committing to book or blog. We post weekly on Fridays. Okay, I know what you are thinking, and yes, you are right, I'm a bit behind, but have no fear, this is a loose group and I can follow along as fits in my schedule.
The first recipe Dorie chose for us is Gougeres and can be found at the site link or on pages 4-6 of the book. It is, in fact, the very first recipe in the book.
Gougeres are little cheesey pillows of goodness. My choice of cheese was a sharp cheddar as it was readily available. The recipe came together quickly and easily, baked nicely, and tasted nice warm or at room temperature. (I had to test both for you, right?) Delicious. Definitely a repeat.