Gougeres Recipe

Gougeres. Bitten Word
  • 40 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 10 cheese puffs (10 servings)
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Gougeres are delicate, miniature cheese puffs. They are a popular addition to Bastille Day celebrations and brilliant eaten with a Pastis aperitif.

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup water
  • 8 tablespoons butter (cut into ½-inch pieces)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flour (all-purpose)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups cheese (Gruyere, shredded)
  • 3 tablespoons cheese (Parmesan, grated)
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg (freshly grated)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large saucepan, bring water, butter, and salt to a rapid, rolling boil. Make sure all the butter is melted, and then add flour.
  3. Stir the mixture for 20-30 seconds, until a sticky dough ball forms and begins pulling away from the sides of the pan.
  4. Reduce heat to low-medium heat and cook, stirring, for 90 seconds. Remove from heat and set aside for 5 minutes.
  1. Beat in eggs, one at a time, along with cheeses and seasonings.
  2. Place heaping teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets 1 inch apart. Bake, rotating sheets halfway through, for 25-30 minutes. The gougeres are done when they are a deep golden brown and puffed.
  3. Serve immediately.