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Chocolate and Zucchini

SallyBR1's picture

those of you who pre-ordered - did you get it yet?

Mine arrived yesterday - I haven t had a chance to indulge into it, but the format is nice, I like cookbooks that are not too big. Shinny pages, beautiful photos - I am sure the recipes will be excellent, as judging from her blog.

Anyone cooked from it yet?

Gretchen? You are doing it for your project, right?

 


 


"I marinate my kitchen on a regular basis"

(pamilyn, April 2007)

Gretchen's picture

(post #62848, reply #46 of 59)

Thanks. I was looking at that recipe last night.

Gretchen

Gretchen
Risottogirl's picture

(post #62848, reply #47 of 59)

I have not made that recipe, but I do a similar one with comte and black pepper. They freeze and reheat beautifully, as I think most gougere recipes do. That is why they are a wonderful party appy - frezzer to oven to table in juts a few minutes. YUM!!

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor


Bobby Flay

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Marie Louise's picture

(post #62848, reply #48 of 59)

I guess this is a pretty classic recipe, huh? Someone posted Thomas Keller's on the internet & it has the same proportions.


They are rather addicting... Hopefully my friends will like them as much as I do. I am so sick of those spicy bar nuts from the Union Bar, but I see sad faces if they are not set out, LOL.

SallyBR1's picture

(post #62848, reply #49 of 59)

I've been flirting with that recipe for a while....

you convinced me. I am doing it this weekend. Mark my words. (well, mark them with a pencil)

 


 


I might be a lousy gardener, a horrible cake baker, but I can do a mean verrine!

(soupereasy, June 2007)

Jean's picture

(post #62848, reply #50 of 59)

The Cincinnati Post has a recipe Here. Is it anything like yours?



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Marie Louise's picture

(post #62848, reply #51 of 59)

Yes, it is pretty close. She doesn't use Parmeasan, but I bet it would be good

1 cup water
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1 cup flour
4 large eggs
1 1/2 cups (about 5 ounces) grated Comte or Gruyere
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. cumin seeds or 1/2. tsp ground cumin (I used ground)

A couple things are different about her instructions. After mixing but before shaping, she rests them in the fridge for 30 minutes. No egg wash on top. She bakes them at 400 for 20 minutes-just like popovers, that will change the texture but don't ask me how.


Edited 7/3/2007 8:36 am by Marie Louise

Jean's picture

(post #62848, reply #52 of 59)

Thanks, I must try these. Having folks over for pre-dinner cocktails next week. They say they freeze well, have you tried that? I'd like to make them ahead and re-warm.



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http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
Marie Louise's picture

(post #62848, reply #53 of 59)

They froze well, but I haven't tried re-heating them yet, LOL. I suspect they'll be perfect.

Lee's picture

(post #62848, reply #54 of 59)

They freeze very well and reheat nicely. 

Marie Louise's picture

(post #62848, reply #55 of 59)

They reheated well. Not as perfect as freshly made, but very close.

Per her instructions, I reheated the unfrozen gourgeres for 8 minutes @ 350.

Jean's picture

(post #62848, reply #56 of 59)

DH taste tested them and gave his approval. I've got them in the freezer to refresh later on this week. They didn't puff up as much as I'd like, do you know the secret on that score?



Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
Marie Louise's picture

(post #62848, reply #57 of 59)

Mine weren't quite as round as I thought they would be. I'm guessing it's the cheese.

Jean's picture

(post #62848, reply #58 of 59)

I grated mine with my FP which leaves it quite coarse. Maybe next time by hand with a microplane??



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http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
Marie Louise's picture

(post #62848, reply #59 of 59)

I grated mine w/ the fine holes of a grater (the one that makes ribbons.)

Marie Louise's picture

(post #62848, reply #32 of 59)

Good idea. I just did that-I bent it open at every blue chapter page. It lays flat, but now the cover is standing up 90 degrees from the book. LOL-it's always something.

Jean's picture

(post #62848, reply #33 of 59)

Just the thought makes me wince!



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http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
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schnitzel's picture

(post #62848, reply #36 of 59)

Well, it's more like a little bending, nothing's actually broken. In fact, I learned how to do this from my pastor, upon my confirmation and receiving my Bible. I figure if he did that to the Bible it must be okay. LOL


Marie Louise's picture

(post #62848, reply #27 of 59)

Welcome, Gretchen's daughter! Have you inherited your mother's sharp eye for a good deal-we can always count on her to find a great price for us.

Gretchen's picture

(post #62848, reply #28 of 59)

Ah, as we say "We learn from our children"!!  This is the daughter who has the fashion eye (as well as many "others") for GREAT looking retro clothing!!  Back when several of you were "cleaning closets", I wished for her to be closer.

Gretchen

Gretchen
LucyGooserton's picture

(post #62848, reply #44 of 59)

I rely on her for that too!

schnitzel's picture

(post #62848, reply #29 of 59)

Welcome, Lucy!


The ceviche recipe sounds interesting and lucky me, I still have strawberries in the garden. Think I'll give it a try. And nice idea using the rice papers, etc.


SallyBR1's picture

(post #62848, reply #43 of 59)

Lucy, nice to "see" you here!

Welcome to the forum!

 


 


I might be a lousy gardener, a horrible cake baker, but I can do a mean verrine!

(soupereasy, June 2007)

SallyBR1's picture

(post #62848, reply #25 of 59)

Carpaccio of zucchini - excellent!

 


 


I might be a lousy gardener, a horrible cake baker, but I can do a mean verrine!

(soupereasy, June 2007)

Marie Louise's picture

(post #62848, reply #26 of 59)

I haven't made anything from it either, but I have enjoyed reading it.

knitpik's picture

(post #62848, reply #38 of 59)

Make a plastic band and tie it around your book or use potato chip
clips:)

Heather's picture

(post #62848, reply #39 of 59)

Those might work to hold it open to cook from but I would use my cookbook holder for that. The problem is I can't hold it open to read through it. If you don't have arthritis you might not be aware how much it hurts to hold a stiff book open.

knitpik's picture

(post #62848, reply #40 of 59)

I know what you mean because I have carpal tunnel.

Heather's picture

(post #62848, reply #41 of 59)

Ouch!

Gretchen's picture

(post #62848, reply #42 of 59)

Guys, it's a book. BEnd it to your will~!

Gretchen

Gretchen