Gougères - Cheese Puffs

neil bougourd | 30 November, 2022


1/2 cup water

1/2 cup milk

4oz ( 1 stick) unsalted butter in large slices

1 cup flour

large pinch of coarse salt

4 large eggs

1 cup of grated Gruyère cheese 

Freshly ground pepper

Freshly ground nutmeg


Combine water, milk, salt, and butter in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and stir in the flour until a smooth dough forms and it pulls away from the sides of the pan.

Scrape the dough into bowl and let it cool for a couple of minuets. Beat the eggs into the dough, 1 at a time, and make sure the eggs are properly incorporated before adding more. Add the cheese ( hold bak a bit for sprinkling) and a pinch of nutmeg and pepper.

Make sure your baking trays have parchment paper and your own is preheating at 400º. Using a spoon, scoop out tablespoon sized balls and drop them on then baking sheet ( leave around 2 inches between). Sprinkle with cheese.

Once in the oven, turn the heat down to 375º and bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown - rotate the tray half way through!

These are warm delicious bites for these chilly evenings.