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Gougères Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Susan Kiernan-Lewis

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Glaze:
1 large egg
1/2-tsp salt

Dough:
4-oz Gruyere cheese
2/3 cup water
1/3 cup milk
1 stick butter
1-1/4-tsp salt
1/2-tsp grated nutmeg
1 cup flour
4 large eggs
2 TBS cold milk

Directions:
Directions:
Put oven to 400º Lightly butter 2 cookie sheets.

Make glaze: Put egg and salt in a food processor for 2 seconds. Set aside. Wipeout bowl.

Dough: Shred cheese and put aside. In a saucepan, bring water, milk, butter & seasonings to a boil, stirring the mixture to melt the butter. Remove the pan from heat and beat in the flour with a wooden spoon for 1 minute or until mixture is well combined and leaves the sides of the pan. Cook mixture over moderate heat for two minutes, stirring constantly.

In a food processor: mix this parade with the eggs for 30 seconds, stopping and scraping sides. The mixture should be thick and smooth. Add the cold milk and process for 7 seconds. Add grated cheese and process 5 seconds.

Sprinkle prepared baking sheets with water, shaking off excess. Spoon mixture onto sheets with pastry bag. (Grammy used two spoons instead and it worked great.) Making 1-1/4-inch rounds.

Brush glaze on with a brush, smoothing the tops of the puffs. Avoid dripping glaze onto the baking sheet since it will retard the rising of the puffs.

Bake 22-24 minutes until well-browned. Remove and cool on wire racks.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
About 28
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
15 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
JP's grandmother first made these heavenly cheese puffs for a Christmas party she and his grandfather threw in 1980. I've made them several times since and they're always the first to disappear. Very light. Very French. Very festive. An absolute natural pairing with champagne.

 

 

 

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