Sunday, October 31, 2010

Marie-Helene's Apple Cake

The fifth recipe in French Fridays with Dorie was a simple apple cake.  I used ambrosia apples, a new variety of apple from British Columbia.  As with the other oven baked recipes so far I kept the cake in the oven for much longer than indicated in the recipe.  The cake is delicious.

Can you guess what caused the pink colour in the centre of the cake?

Monday, October 11, 2010

Gerard's Mustard Tart

With two kinds of mustard, this tart is delicious.  I had some trouble rolling out the tart shell dough, but the filling was very easy to prepare and bake. 

Saturday, October 9, 2010


French Fridays with Dorie is an online cooking group working its way, one recipe per week, through Dorie Greenspan's new cookbook.

Here's the citation:
Greenspan, D. (2010). Around my French table: More than 300 recipes from my home to yours. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

To challenge myself to cook more and learn new recipes and techniques I'm going to give this a try.

The first recipe is Gougeres, aka cheese puffs.  I had never made a dough like this, pate a choux.   The first sheet didn't rise, so I left the second sheet in longer.  The gougeres rose a bit, but never turned golden.  If I made these again I'll turn the oven up higher.