Saturday, January 15, 2011

FFwD: Gnocchi a la Parisienne--the outtakes!

Remember the part of this week's French Fridays with Dorie recipe that calls for dropping the pate a choux into the boiling water?  The part where I said you can either use a pastry bag or a couple of spoons to shape the little dumplings before dropping them into the water to cook?

What I didn't tell you was that as I sped along, quickly snipping off bits of the "rope" as the dough came through the pastry bag, I got a little carried away.  I prefer to think of it as carried away, as it sounds a little more intriguing than does the word sloppy....

The pattern was something like snip, snip, snip, dip scissors in the boiling water to clean, snip, snip, flinch from the splash of boiling water, snip, dip, snip, snip... etc.

Until, oops!  Do you see what happened?

  I snipped off the very end of my pastry bag!  It plunged into the pot stuck fast to the little gnocchi! 
Oh, yeah, and company will be here in an hour!

Oh crap....

Bingo!  Found it! 
(It's stuck there on the right side of the gnocchi.)
Carry on, nothing more to see to here....and please don't tell the guests!


  1. I came along looking for your DB challenge, but this was too funny! It sounds exactly like something I'd do. I have been such a FFwD slacker, but I'm hoping to get something made, some day.
    How were the gnocchi?

  2. I know I finished my DB challenge very early this month, but I STILL haven't written up the post for it! I'm hoping to get to it tonight. Procrastination is my biggest downfall.