Monday, October 5, 2015

Gougere (aka French Cheese Puffs)

Gougeres are delightful snacks that you can easily make. It's a popular French pastry that's served in many cafes. In the US, we call them French cheese puffs. And they're fantastic.

Gougeres, a.k.a. French cheese puffs. Make with gruyere or cheddar cheese. Either way, they're delicious.

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  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 4+1 whole eggs for dough and glaze
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 1/2 cup grated gruyere or cheddar cheese
  • pinch of chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


Preheat oven to 370 deg F.

In a medium sauce pan, pour milk, water, butter and salt. Heat to high until rapidly boiling.

Stir and lower heat. Add flour and stir until mixture becomes doughy.

Add 4 eggs one at a time, while stirring until each egg is fully blended with dough.

Fold in 1 cup cheese completely. The remaining 1/2 cup cheese will be sprinkled on top later.

Spoon a lump of dough and arrange on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Leave a space of 1 1/2 inch between each lump for expansion.

In a small bowl, crack last egg and mix a few drops of water. Mix the yolk, egg white and water. Brush over each lump to give it a shiny finish. Sprinkle each lump with grated cheese.

Bake for 20 minutes.

Let cool for a few minutes before serving.

Now here's the source video. Keep in mind that the pinch of chives is our addition.

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  1. looks very nice but what temperature do you cook them at in the oven? Wasn't clear.

    1. Oven is preheated at 370 deg F. So just keep it at that setting.

  2. Can these be frozen and stored? If so, do you cook them first or freeze prior to cooking?

    1. Baking them while freshly mixed is the way to go.