Julia - I do not think your books are suited for me. This is why I waited until I was with Catherine to attempt a recipe.
I think we succeeded! Evidence...
I think I will stick to the basics for now, though. Below are our steps along the way:
|Spinach and scallions...|
|Making the sauce...|
|Separating the eggs...|
|Swiss cheese...the more the merrier...|
|Adding yolks to the sauce...|
|Egg whites...the main ingredient....|
|Mixing it all before we...|
|Slowly folded in egg whites...|
|More egg whites...|
|Lining the pan with cheese and butter...Catherine noted to butter in the upwards direction to encourage it to rise...|
|Catherine also showed me another trick. By scraping the edge of the pan with your finger, it will rise upward more than outward.|
|Impatiently waiting...30 minutes FINALLY. Yes, we got to eat at 10. It was a long day and a late start!|
|Example of patiently waiting...|
|And the result!|
Catherine just came back from France a couple weeks ago so this was perfect. We thought about macaroons but for some reason they scare me. I think I will eventually get over it...