Recipe Details

Starter: Gougeres

  • Servings: 28
  • Ready In 35 minutes
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 stick butter; unsalted, cut into tablespoons
  • 1 pinch coarse salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 large Eggs
  • 1 cup Gruyere; shredded
  • nutmeg; freshly grated, to taste
  • black pepper; freshly ground, to taste
1 Preheat the oven to 400°. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. In a medium saucepan, combine the water, milk, butter and salt and bring to a boil. Add the flour and stir it in with a wooden spoon until a smooth dough forms; stir over low heat until it dries out and pulls away from the pan, about 2 minutes.

2 Scrape the dough into a bowl; let cool for 1 minute. Beat the eggs into the dough, 1 at a time, beating thoroughly between each one. Add the cheese and a pinch each of pepper and nutmeg.

3 Transfer the dough to a pastry bag fitted with a 1/2-inch round tip and pipe tablespoon-size mounds onto the baking sheets, 2 inches apart. Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 22 minutes, or until puffed and golden brown. Serve hot, or let cool and refrigerate or freeze. Reheat in a 350° oven until piping hot.

Nutritional Facts

  • Serving Size 1 Serving (35g)
    Servings Per Recipe: 28
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories 84
    Calories From Fat 55
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 6g
  • Saturated Fat 3g
  • Trans Fat 1g
  • Cholesterol 74g
  • Sodium 121g
  • Total Carbohydrate 4g
  • Dietary Fiber 0g
  • Sugars 4g
  • Protein 4g