pretty sweater pretty day and a recipe

March 11, 2011

I made another Effortless Cardi, because I loved making and wearing my first one, and because I wanted a white casual sweater. And I had the yarn in my stash. As if I needed a reason to knit up somethin'!

So this is the pretty sweater.
(More info on my Ravelry page.)
And this is the pretty day.And now for the recipe.GOUGERE

Heat to boiling:
1 C milk
8 Tbls. butter
1 t. salt
1 Tbls. prepared Dijon mustard
Turn off heat and dump in all at once:
1 C flour
Stir until mixture pulls away from pan. This is basic choux pastry. Let rest for 5 minutes then put into food processor. Add 4 room temperature eggs, one at a time, process for 15 seconds in between.
Stir in:
2 C grated cheese, mixture of Gruyere and Parmesan is traditional.
Dollop mixture into a ring shape onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 1/2 hour or until nicely browned. Serves 6-8 for first course or lunch. The one pictured above was one and a half recipes. Also, I beat one egg and paint the top before baking.

I serve this ALL THE TIME and never fails to get raves. It nearly explodes in the oven with puffy yummyness and Parmesan aromas.

Just writing about it makes me pretty hungry right now!

Sending prayers to Japan.

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  1. I love how you've delivered on your post title! That is indeed a pretty sweater. I'd never heard of gougere before but it sounds yummy!

  2. Thanks for the recipe. I love to cook, and will be hosting a dinner party this weekend. I think I'll give it a try. Also, I love the cardigan. It will be great for summer's cool evenings.

  3. Yum! That gougere looks fab! Thanks for sharing. Also, loved the little blue flowers in your garden. So cute!!!

    Congrats on another smashing cardigan. The white looks so crisp and ready for spring!

  4. You must be the only surviving Stepford wife. Is there anything you can't do?


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