This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe was a dessert called Paris-Brest. This is not Paris-Brest.
I decided to do a make-up recipe this week instead of the scheduled dessert. It just wasn’t a good week for a big dessert, so I will wait to make it when I have more people to help me eat it.
I made Pumpkin-Gorgonzola Flans. I chose this recipe mostly because I had a stray can of pumpkin in the pantry I wanted to use up. Also, this recipe didn’t really appeal to me, so I wanted to get it over with.
Pumpkin-Gorgonzola Flans are a savory custard meant to be served as a starter. They are really quite easy to make. Canned pumpkin is mixed with eggs and heavy cream, and seasoned with salt and pepper. After pouring this mixture into ramekins, it is topped with crumbled Gorgonzola and toasted walnuts. Bake until cooked through and eat slightly warm or at room temperature.
This recipe surprised us! I liked it better than I thought I would. The Gorgonzola is a very important flavor in this dish; it really added to the overall taste. My husband surprised me by liking this one a lot! He said it was one of the better French Fridays dishes.
It was fun to get caught up on one of the first recipes the FFWD group made! At this point I only have 8 recipes to get caught up on. Definitely a doable number!