Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Cauliflower and Mushroom Gougere

Since I had a half head of cauliflower and mushrooms left over from the Winter Pie, I used them as the filling for this Gougere. The tomatoes are from my freezer stock, thawed and crushed.

Cauliflower and Mushroom Gougere Recipe

1/2 cup butter
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
4 eggs, beaten
4 ounces cheddar cheese, diced
Salt & Pepper, to taste


1/2 head cauliflower
4 whole tomatoes, crushed
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. butter
1 onion, chopped
2 cups mushrooms, sliced

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Butter a large oven proof baking dish.

Heat 1 1/4 cups of water and butter in large pot until butter melts. Remove from heat and add all the flour. Beat well until smooth. Set aside to cool.

Add eggs one at a time, beat until mixture is smooth and glossy. Stir in the diced cheddar and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Spread the mixture around the sides of baking dish, leave a hollow in the center for filling.

Cut cauliflower into florets. Crush tomatoes, reserving the liquid. Heat oil and butter in skillet, add onion and sautee for 4 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook an additional 3 minutes. Add the cauliflower and stir-fry for about a minute. Add the tomatoes and liquid and thyme to taste. Cook over a low heat for 5 minutes.

Spoon mixture into the hollow in the baking dish.

Bake for 40 minutes or until the pastry has risen and is golden brown.


ilisa michele said...

That is gorgeous! I can practically smell it.

OhioMom said...

Thanks Ilisa, first time making one ... LOL ... sometimes I do cook outside my own comfort zone. Even the food critic like it :)

Michelle said...

Gosh does this look good!!! I planned Cauliflower Soup with homemade bread for tonight otherwise I would for sure be making this! Definitely, cold weather food and it is so cold here with about 7" of new snow too.


OhioMom said...

Hi Michelle,

My youngest DD who is not a veggie person like her mom and dad came by when I was taking this out of the oven, she said OMG that smells good :)

We only got a little snow, bout 2 inches at most.