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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Cauliflower-bacon gratin

  

It's the last day of the year and the year past by so quick. There's happened a lot: lost my job, the childeren have grown too fast, started with my meadow, with french fridays with dorie, we've laughed, we've cried, we've been very mad and very happy. And optimistical about 2012. Also because of the sweet words I got from you. From this blog I want to wish everyone a happy 2012.

As for Dorie, she suprised us this day of the year with cauliflower-bacon gratin. Not quite what I'm used to do with my cauliflower. I usually cook it or stirfry it. But as a gratin it was a whole new experience. But that's part of the fun offcourse.

I've made this one on a day my sister in law eats with us, so that's a risk (someone out of my family which I can't hide anything from), but she took twice (and that doesn't happen very often).

It was really very nice. A nice variation on my normal recipe and I'm sure that we are going to make this more often. The only minor comment, personally, is that I would take an extra few minutes to cook the cauliflower. It was somewhat to crunchy for me. But that is a minority.

Do you want to know what the other dorista's made. Look at:
http://www.frenchfridayswithdorie.com/?p=946#comments


15 comments:

yummychunklet said...

Your gratin turned out fantastic! Happy New Year!

lola said...

We really enjoyed this one. Hope you have a happy New Year!

Cher said...

We loved this one in our house - glad to hear it was a hit in yours :-)

Happy New Year! I hope the new year brings wonderful things for you & your family. Cheers!

dulceshome.com said...

I'm so happy that you liked this. Your gratin looks fabulous. I too am ready for the new year - hope yours is super-terrific! Happy New Year!!

Elaine said...

Your gratin is beautiful! I love the last photo - it just looks so cheerful. I hope you have a wonderful New Year and that 2012 will be a kind one to you.

Amateur Cook said...

Love a good gratin. Cauli and bacon sounds delicious!

Christy said...

Your photo is really phenomenal - great composition! It looks as good as it tasted.

Happy New Year! Looking forward to reading your adventures in 2012!

Pacheco Patty said...

We enjoyed this gratin too! Hope your New Year is a happy and healthy one;-)

oneexpatslife said...

Happy New Year to you as well. So happy that you joined FFwD and looking forward to cooking along with you in 2012. We enjoyed this final recipe of the year as well.

amanda @ fake ginger said...

Ooh, yours looks fantastic!

Candy said...

Lovely photos! To roast cauliflower, simply break it into florets, drizzle with olive oil, salt, pepper, crushed garlic, and lemon juice. Roast on a baking sheet at 425 for about 20 minutes. I like to add some grated Parmesan to the top and cook for another couple of minutes. Yummy!

4pure said...

Thank you Candy, definitely going to try that one out.

Lizzy Do said...

I'd roast over steaming next time. Yours has much more cauliflower than mine did (I had a small head)...and is so beautifully browned....mmmmmmm.

Jay said...

wow...yumm...yummm...love the recipe & the flavor of it..;)
Tasty Appetite

tricia s. said...

Loved your comment about making it when your sister in law is over - it is always an extra adventure when we get new "taste testers" :) We loved this recipe and actually made it in late 2010 for the first time...and many times since then. A keeper for sure. Happy 2012 !!