- Bake some cheese in a circle until it melts.
- Mold it into the shape of a cup so you can put more cheese in it.
Brilliant. I mean honestly, why is this not a shape at our house? The thought behind this is so marvelously simple, I thought this would be the perfect way to dive into The French Laundry Cookbook.
Just grate some parmesan cheese and form into circles. I used a biscuit cutter to help me.
So far so good. Bake for a bit until crisps are a rich golden brown. (8-10 minutes)
Then lift them off the pan easily and place into clean egg carton to mold into cups.
Oh oh. First one didn’t work. Lets try again.
This is truly tragic. I think that I cooked it too long… may be didn’t use a cheese that was moist enough… may be didn’t use a large enough grate… not sure what went wrong.
At this point my Goat Cheese Mousse was done (just whip goat cheese, a bit of cream and some pepper and parsley in a food processor) so I had to come up with a solution. It was still tasty. The crispy parmesan flakes not bowls still served a salty crunchy purpose.
This is when you bring in the endive.
When in doubt, put something in endive and it looks amazing.
PS. Did I tell you this was for a picnic?
On a beautiful day, with a glass of wine, if no one knew any better they never would have known this was a fail.
I’m going to try this again. But next time when I grocery shop I’m going to come home with a couple heads of endive just in case.
Recipe and photo of what it is supposed to look like here.