Gougeres or Savory French Cheese Puffs | How to make Gougeres or Savory French Cheese Puffs

By Vineet Kaur  |  27th Jul 2016  |  
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Gougeres or Savory French Cheese Puffsby Vineet Kaur
  • Prep Time

    15

    mins
  • Cook Time

    20

    mins
  • Serves

    2

    People

15

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About Gougeres or Savory French Cheese Puffs Recipe

(Cheesy, Delicious and Light as Air Hors d'Oeuvre Recipe Inspired by Chef John of Food Wishes). Gougères in French Cuisine is a baked savory "choux pastry" made of "choux" dough mixed with cheese. "Choux Pastry" is a light pastry dough used to make sweet cream puffs, éclairs, etc, which contains only butter, water, flour and eggs. Instead of a raising agent it employs high moisture content to create steam during cooking to puff the pastry. Gougères are one of the treasures of French cuisine and can be found everywhere there, although it's home is Burgundy. These are super easy to make and so light (hollow inside) and delicious that they are gone in minutes at most of my parties. They are best served warm, right out of the oven or at room temperature and hence can be made ahead of time.

Gougeres or Savory French Cheese Puffs is a delicious dish which is liked by people of all age groups. Gougeres or Savory French Cheese Puffs by Vineet Kaur has a step by step process of how to make the dish. This makes it very easy to understand for even beginners. This recipe can serve 2 people. You can find Gougeres or Savory French Cheese Puffs at many restaurants and you can also prepare this at home. This authentic and mouthwatering Gougeres or Savory French Cheese Puffs takes 15 minutes for the preparation and 20 minutes for cooking. When you want to prepare something delicious for a party or special occasion then Gougeres or Savory French Cheese Puffs is a good option for you. The flavour of Gougeres or Savory French Cheese Puffs is tempting and you will enjoy each bite of this. Try this Gougeres or Savory French Cheese Puffs on weekends and impress your family and friends. You can comment and rate the Gougeres or Savory French Cheese Puffs recipe on the page below.

Gougeres or Savory French Cheese Puffs

Ingredients to make Gougeres or Savory French Cheese Puffs

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup grated sharp cheese: I used Gruyere, you can even use Cheddar or Parmesan
  • 1 tsp finely chopped chives as I had them on hand (You can use bacon bits, thyme or any herb of your choice for extra flavor)
  • 1 tsp fresh, coarsely ground black pepper

How to make Gougeres or Savory French Cheese Puffs

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees centigrade). Line a baking sheet with butter/parchment paper. Keep your ingredients ready before you start.
  2. Stir water, butter and salt together in a pot, bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium and energetically whisk flour into butter mixture until a paste like dough forms. Transfer the dough into a bowl to cool for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Vigorously whisk without stopping, 1 egg, chives and black pepper into cooled dough until egg is completely incorporated and the dough is thick and shiny. First egg should be completely incorporated before you add the second one.
  4. Add remaining egg and whisk vigorously again until second egg is also incorporated completely in the dough.
  5. Stir 3/4 the cheese into dough until well combined. Scoop with a tsp about 1-inch balls of dough onto prepared baking sheet and have space between the balls to enlarge when baking. Top each with remaining cheese.
  6. Once the dough is made, it should be scooped out immediately onto the baking sheet.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until golden and puffed, about 20 minutes.
  8. Under baking can cause the puffs to deflate, so make sure they are golden brown before removing them from the oven.
  9. Enjoy these with wine or however you desire. Bon Appetit!

My Tip:

A word of caution: Although they are simple to make, one common problem with them is that if you do not follow the exact amounts of ingredients or the process, the puffs can go flat. (Although trust me, you can still enjoy them as delicious cheese biscuits). Yes! That is what happened with me the first time I made them. You should promise not to open the oven door till the puffs are golden brown and done because that could also lead to deflating the puffs.

Reviews for Gougeres or Savory French Cheese Puffs (1)

Akarshita prasad2 years ago

they look heavenly :)
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