Gougeres (Cheese Puffs)

Puffs of cheesy pastry (pâtée a choux) make a classic hors d’oeuvre that can be served as is. You can also make these with Cheddar or Parmesan.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 50 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 8 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1½ cups grated Gruyere cheese, divided

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly grease a cookie sheet.
  • Put the water, butter, and salt in a saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. When butter is melted turn heat to medium and add the flour all at once. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon over medium heat until the mixture is the consistency of mashed potatoes.
  • Remove from heat and beat in eggs one at a time, using a wooden spoon or an electric mixer. Stir in 1 cup grated cheese.
  • Scoop dough with two spoons onto greased cookie sheet into 1-inch mounds, evenly spacing them about two inches apart. Sprinkle them with remaining cheese.
  • Bake 15 minutes, reduce heat to 350°F, then bake 15 minutes more. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 8 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1½ cups grated Gruyere cheese, divided

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly grease a cookie sheet.
  • Put the water, butter, and salt in a saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. When butter is melted turn heat to medium and add the flour all at once. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon over medium heat until the mixture is the consistency of mashed potatoes.
  • Remove from heat and beat in eggs one at a time, using a wooden spoon or an electric mixer. Stir in 1 cup grated cheese.
  • Scoop dough with two spoons onto greased cookie sheet into 1-inch mounds, evenly spacing them about two inches apart. Sprinkle them with remaining cheese.
  • Bake 15 minutes, reduce heat to 350°F, then bake 15 minutes more. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories360
Total Fat27g
Saturated Fat16g
Cholesterol195mg
Sodium560mg
Total Carbohydrate15g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars1g
Protein14g