When I saw the ingredient list for this recipe I wasn’t sure how it would all work out. I also hate having to go buy a ton of ingredients, and I had to buy almost everything for this recipe! As I was making it though, the smell was intoxicating. It was all coming together so perfectly, and it was so easy. Then, I stepped away from the stove. I swear it just for a minute, but that was long enough for my golden raisins to burn! I was so worried about how the final dish would turn out, and I was keeping my fingers crossed that adding extra Parmesan cheese would mask the burnt odor!
It actually wasn’t too bad. Twelve tablespoons of butter doesn’t do anything to help the waistline, but it definitely adds to the flavor! I could only handle a small serving, and the boys didn’t really like it too much. The baby loved it though! I think this would make a a great appetizer for a dinner party. If my kids liked it more I’d be all for making it more often, but it’s price coupled with the fact that it can’t be re-heated doesn’t make it a family friendly dinner for us. Just going on flavor, though, I would call this dish a success!
*What is French Fridays with Dorie? An online cooking group dedicated to working our way through Dorie Greenspan’s newest book, Around My French Table. We try a new recipe each week and post about it on Fridays. If you’re interested you can pick up a copy of the book and follow along with us here.