Gougères & Dinner Parties (71/365)
Jan invited usover for dinner and promised us a genuine Italian pasta dish that he had learned directly from an Italian mother. <;Bee came over to my place before dinner to help me make some gougères. I was a little apprehensive about making them as I had never attempted to make a choux pastry before, but it turned out to be surprisingly easy! The best piece of advice came from David Lebovitz: make sure that everything is prepared before you start. Once you start the water boiling there is no time to measure out the ingredients, so it’s definitely a sound piece of advice.
Making the gougères were super fun, but it was so much more fun eating them. I really preferred these over the popovers, they were much cheesier and much more flavourful than the popovers.
The best part of the meal though, was definitely Jan’s bacon pasta. It was such a simple dish, but the ingredients worked together so well. I can’t wait to make this on my own! The entire dish consisted of only 4 ingredients: bacon, onions, tomatos and whole wheat spaghetti. (That’s 6 if you include the hot pepper flakes and the grated cheese).