Gougeres (Cheese Puffs) with Chives

Terese Galgano


These are easy to make and melt in your mouth!

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Savory and satisfying, try these perfect pastry puffs with your cheese of choice! The Test Kitchen


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  • 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

How to Make Gougeres (Cheese Puffs) with Chives


  1. Preheat Oven to 375 degrees F
  2. Line one large or two small baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat
  3. 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.
  4. 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!
  5. Time: one hour
    Yield: two dozen

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About Gougeres (Cheese Puffs) with Chives

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

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