Recipes and Cooking Blue Cheese Gougeres This take on gougères by chef Alexis deBoschnek features blue cheese. Enjoy them on a charcuterie platter or fill with cream cheese or sour cream dip such as French onion, sour cream and chive, jalapeño, or garden vegetable. By Alexis deBoschnek Alexis deBoschnek Instagram Website Alexis deBoschnek is a veteran recipe developer and viral video host based in the Catskills in upstate New York. Her debut cookbook, To the Last Bite (April 2022; ), features 100 recipes that guide home cooks to make the most of each and every ingredient, and eliminate food waste in creative ways – from using leftover carrot tops, to fresh herbs, egg whites, and more. To the Last Bite is an ode to the Catskills and Alexis's mother, a master gardener and home cook who designed and grew the family's expansive vegetable and herb garden, and taught Alexis everything she knows about gardening and cooking, including the precise moment vegetables are ripe for picking, how to compost back into the garden's soil, cooking in a sustainable way that minimizes food waste in the kitchen, and so much more.Raised on a farm in the Catskills, Alexis is a longtime editorial writer and recipe developer who has been on staff at Eater, TastingTable and Buzzfeed, and contributed to outlets like Food52, The Kitchn, Complex's First We Feast and Chowhound, among others. Most recently, Alexis was the longtime Senior Test Kitchen Manager and on-camera talent at Buzzfeed's Tasty, where she hosted the original viral video series "Chef Out of Water" and "Friend in Town" which has racked up tens of millions of views. She is currently a video host for Better Homes & Gardens show, "Then & Now." Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on May 16, 2022 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Shirley Cheng Prep Time: 15 mins Stand Time: 10 mins Bake Time: 5 mins Total Time: 30 mins Servings: 50 Yield: 50 gougeres Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 cup water ½ cup unsalted butter, cut up ½ teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 4 eggs, at room temperature 4 ounce blue cheese, crumbled Directions Preheat the oveen to 450°F. In a medium saucepan, combine water, butter, and salt. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring until the butter has melted. Remove the pan from the heat and add the flour and pepper. Stir vigorously with a wooden spoon until the mixture forms a ball. Transfer the dough to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat the dough on low speed for about 1 minute. Let stand 10 minutes. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until fully incorporated into the dough, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add the blue cheese and mix until just combined. Fill a piping bag with a large round tip and pipe 1-inch rounds onto a parchment-lined baking sheets. (Or transfer the mixture to a resealable plastic storage bag and snip off a corner of the bag, or use a #60 [2 tsp.] scoop to portion 1-inch rounds of dough). Bake for 5 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 350°F. and continue baking until puffed and golden brown, about 20 to 25 minutes. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 39 Calories 3g Fat 2g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 50 Calories 39 % Daily Value * Total Fat 3g 4% Saturated Fat 2g 10% Cholesterol 21mg 7% Sodium 43mg 2% Total Carbohydrate 2g 1% Protein 1g Calcium 15mg 1% Iron 0.2mg 1% Potassium 15mg 0% Folate, total 7.3mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg *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.