Gougeres

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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.

Gougéres
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cool Time:
10 mins
Bake Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
60

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

  • teaspoon ground white pepper

  • teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • Cayenne pepper (optional)

Directions

  1. 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.

  2. 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.)

  3. 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

43 Calories
3g Fat
2g Carbs
2g Protein
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.

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