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Gougeres are delicate, miniature baked cheese puffs. Easy to make. Great to serve as appetizers.

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10 to 12
10 Min
30 Min


1/2 c
4 Tbsp
butter, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1/4 tsp
1/2 c
all-purpose flour
2 large
3/4 c
gruyere cheese, shredded
1-1/2 Tbsp
parmesan cheese, grated
1 pinch
freshly grated nutmeg
1/8 tsp
freshly ground black pepper


1Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
The puffs need to start out in a well heated oven so the liquid in the dough steams and then evaporates to create a hollow, puffy core.
2In a large saucepan, bring water, butter and salt to a rapid, rolling boil. Make sure all the butter is melted, and then add flour. Stir the mixture for 20-30 seconds, until a sticky dough ball forms and begins pulling away from the sides of the pan. Reduce heat to low-medium heat and cook, stirring, for 90 seconds. Remove from heat and set aside for 5 minutes to cool.
3Beat in eggs, one at a time, after above mixture cools along with cheeses and seasonings. Place heaping teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets 1 inch apart. Bake, rotating sheets halfway through, for 25-30 minutes. The Gougeres are done when a deep golden brown and puffed.

Serve immediately.
4This recipe can easily be doubled, tripled etc.

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