Gougères (say goo-share) are delicious cheese snacks that puff up in the oven like magic. They are made with a special dough called pâta à choux (say “paat-ah-shoe”). Pâte means “paste” and choux means “cabbage”. French bakeries, called pâtisseries (say “paa-tees-air-ee”) use a similar dough to make cream puffs. This dough bakes into nice round shapes, like little heads of cabbage!
- 1 cup (128 g) flour
- 1/2 teaspoon (3 g) salt
- 1/2 cup (120 ml) milk
- 1/2 cup (120 ml) water
- 4 tablespoons (57 g) butter
- 4 eggs cracked into a bowl
- 1 cup (100 g) grated Swiss cheese
Let’s Make It!
- Preheat over to 375 F (190 C) and spread parchment paper on a baking sheet. Using a fork, mix the flour and salt together in a large bowl.
- In a medium-sized saucepan, heat the milk, water and butter and bring them to a boil.
- Add all of the flour mixture to the saucepan, stirring it in with a wooden spoon. Reduce the heat to low and keep stirring until the dough forms a ball (about 1 minute)
- Put the dough in the bowl. Now add all the eggs at once. Stir, stir, stir until the dough is pretty smooth.
- Use a big whisk, if you have one, to break up the lumps.
- Add all the cheese. Again, stir until the cheese is all mixed in.
- Scoop 1/4 cups of dough and drop them on the parchment paper. Space the scoops a couple of inches apart.
- The dough is sticky! Use a spoon to scrape the scoops onto the baking sheet.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes, until the gougères puff up and turn golden brown.
- Bon Appétit!
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