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Recipe Date:
November 3, 2016
Cook Time:
Imperial (US)
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

Combine the water, butter, salt and pepper in a medium saucepan and bring just to a boil. 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). 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).

Pipe dough onto parchment lined sheet pan (or spoon is fine as well).

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.

Take a look at the recommended pairing below.