Here’s a fun recipe idea for New Year’s Eve. These savory, cheesy little bites are irresistible. This was my first time making gougeres, and despite being a French pastry, were incredibly simple.
This recipe was created for Babble’s Family Kitchen.
Yield: Serves 4
1 cup water
1/4 cup butter
1 cup flour
3 large eggs
1/2 cup shredded Parmasan Cheese
1/2 cup shredded GruyÃ¨re Cheese
1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Add water, butter and black pepper to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Add flour all at once, and using a wooden spoon, continue to stir over medium heat until mixture comes into a ball, about 2 minutes. Let cool at least 5 minutes.
2. Add eggs, one at a time, stirring well to incorporate each egg into the dough before adding the next. Add both cheeses and mix well. Use a pastry bag and drop dough onto parchment paper on cookie sheet the size of grape tomatoes. If using a spoon, only use one level tablespoon of dough per gougÃ¨res.
3. Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes, then turn oven to 375 degrees and bake for 20 more minutes, or until golden brown.