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Recipe Date:
November 3, 2016
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Gougères are a savory holiday treat, best served warm fresh from the oven.
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 ozs butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup aged gruyere, sharp cheddar or gouda
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesean
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp fresh thyme, finely chopped

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

  1. Combine the water, butter, salt and pepper in a medium saucepan and bring just to a boil.
  2. Add the flour and place over low heat. Stir with a wooden spoon until the mixture starts to pull away from the pan and has a glistened look (about 1-2 minutes).
  3. Transfer the batter into a mixing bowl with a paddle attachment. Whip the eggs one by one until all eggs are incorporated, then add the cheese and herbs and mix until thoroughly combined, (approximately 3-5 minutes).
  4. Pipe dough onto parchment lined sheet pan (or spoon is fine as well).
  5. Gougères are best made in advance and frozen. Fresh or frozen, bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Do not open the oven while they are baking or else they will fall. Serve warm.

HINT: When the gougères become fragrant, filling the room with the aroma of cheese and herbs, they are 3-5 minutes away from being done.


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