When we got married, my husband made a short speech as we were all sitting for dinner. While I can't remember all of it (désolée, that was more than 9 years ago!), I do remember a comment he made about sharing meals with my family. It had caught his attention that the more meals he was sharing with us, the more comfortable my parents were with him (and wanted him to feel comfortable), the more likely he was to be assigned a stool (as opposed to a chair!) I found that comment hilarious and still laugh about it today! I thought about it because last night, we had friends over for dinner and because we were late feeding the children (our children plus my daughter's best friend C. who had come for a sleepover), we decided to have them sit at the coffee-table for dinner while we, adults, were having a drink. It was a great moment to share with the children (who were even happier to be able to share the apéritif with us to be honnest ( for once I did not make gougères but I have made this recipe for l'apéro in the past.)
One thing leading to another, the kids successfully
- 40 gr (1.41 oz) butter
- 70 gr (2.47 oz) fresh sourdough starter (100% hydration) (if no starter, see note)
- 90 ml (3.04 Fl Oz) water
- 35 gr (1.23 oz) flour
- 80 gr (2.82 oz) cheese
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 ts salt
- 1/4 ts curry powder
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
My Personal Comments
- Pre-heat oven to 400F (200C)
- Bring water to a boil and melt butter in water.
- Add sourdough starter and stirr
- Add flour and stir; remove from heat.
- Let cool for 2 minutes
- Stir in eggs, one at a time
- Add cheese, cilantro and curry powder and salt.
- Scoop the dough (about one teaspoon at a time) and place the dollops on parchment paper
- Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown
- Let cool and eat.
- If you don't have a fresh sourdough starter, you can just add an extra 35ml of water and 35 gr of Flour instead.