Recipes and Cooking Gougeres 4.1 (16) A gougere is a French puff pastry flavored with Gruyere cheese. In France, the pastry is often piped into a large ring. This appetizer recipe features bite-size puffs instead. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 14, 2011 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Blaine Moats Prep Time: 30 mins Cool Time: 10 mins Bake Time: 20 mins Total Time: 1 hrs Servings: 60 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 ½ cup water ½ cup butter, cut into pieces ¼ teaspoon salt 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour 5 eggs 1 ½ cup shredded Gruyere cheese (6 ounces) 4 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard ⅛ teaspoon ground white pepper ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper Cayenne pepper (optional) Directions Lightly grease two baking sheets; set aside. In a medium saucepan, combine the water, butter, and salt. Bring to boiling. Add flour all at once, stirring vigorously. Cook and stir until mixture forms a ball. Remove from heat. Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Cool for 10 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating with an electric mixer on medium speed for 1 minute after each addition. Stir in Gruyere cheese, mustard, white pepper, and the 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper. Preheat oven to 400F. Using a pastry bag fitted with a 1/2-inch star tip, pipe batter in 1-inch mounds about 11/2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheets. (Or use 2 teaspoons batter for each puff.) Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Serve warm. If desired, sprinkle with additional cayenne pepper. Makes about 60 gougeres. Tips Bake gougeres as directed. Cool on wire racks. Place cooled gougeres in an airtight container and store in the freezer up to 1 month. To reheat, place frozen gougeres on a baking sheet and bake, uncovered, in a preheated 350F oven for 6 to 8 minutes or until heated. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 43 Calories 3g Fat 2g Carbs 2g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 60 Calories 43 % Daily Value * Total Fat 3g 4% Saturated Fat 2g 10% Cholesterol 25mg 8% Sodium 44mg 2% Total Carbohydrate 2g 1% Protein 2g *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.