If you think that the custard filled, chocolate topped cream puff is the ultimate pâte à choux, then you need a taste of the savory stinky cheese cousin, the gougère,
Ridiculously easy and savory – they can be created in minutes. If you spot someone coming up the driveway you can almost have them baking in the oven when they ring the doorbell. Ok. Kidding, but only a little bit. Continue reading
Once upon a time I hated pineapple upside-down cake. It tasted and looked like Jiffy Mix met a can of sweetened pineapple, went out on a really bad date and fell into a deep dish, head first.
I’d forget after a while and make it again like it was something new and different. And I still didn’t like it. Even when I moved past Jiffy Mix to decent yellow cakes, fresh pineapple and caramelized sugar, it still lacked something. Mostly it reminded me of school lunch fare. Beige.
Still, I was hopeful that I might try just one more time (hope springs eternal or my brain is wired like Dilbert). And I’m glad not only that I did, but had the foresight to write it all out as I was making it up. Continue reading