Gougeres (Cheese Puffs) with Chives

Terese Galgano


These are easy to make and melt in your mouth!

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Savory and satisfying, try these perfect pastry puffs with your cheese of choice!


1/2 c
1/2 c
whole milk
1 pinch
kosher salt
1 stick
unsalted butter
1 c
all purpose flour
1 c
gruyere cheese, shredded (plus extra to sprinkle)
kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper
3 Tbsp
chives, chopped
4 large

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat Oven to 375 degrees F
Line one large or two small baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat
In a medium sauce pan combine the water, milk, butter and salt and bring to a boil. Once fully melted dump in all the flour at once and stir it with a wooden spoon until you have a smooth dough. Continue to stir over low heat until it dries out and pulls away from the pan in one mass - about 2-3 minutes. Scrape the dough into a bowl, allow to cool slightly before beating the eggs into the dough, one at a time. Add the cheese, chives, salt & pepper.
Using two tablespoons (dipping in warm water as you go), place tablespoon size mounds onto the baking sheets, two inches apart. Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until puffed and golden brown. Serve warm!
Time: one hour
Yield: two dozen

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Savory Breads
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: French
Other Tag: Quick & Easy