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Gougères (French Cheese Puffs)

Cheese Puffs (Gougères)
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This time of year is meant for baking. Not only that the holidays are fast approaching, but the falling temperature outside means more time in the kitchen as we spend less time outdoor. Nothing warms up quite like the warmth from baking something in the oven. Plus, the smell and aroma of baked goods are always welcoming in the crisp cool air during fall/winter.

Cheese Puffs (Gougères)

I have wanted to try making French cheese puffs, or gougères for a while. I have bookmarked so many Gougères recipes I have lost count of them. I love all sorts of cheese puffs or breads, be it Brazilian cheese puffs pão de queijo, cheese breadsticks, or French choux pastry as in cream puff.  Gougères is such a delightful—and addictive—little package packed with wonderful aroma and delicate flavors. I couldn’t stop eating these fresh-off-the-oven cheese puffs.

Next week is Thanksgiving holiday and instead of your regular parker house rolls, perhaps you can try this French cheese puffs or Gougères recipe. Everyone could always use some extra cheese, especially the ones mixed with dough and baked to golden perfection. What are you making for Thanksgiving?

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15 COMMENTS... read them below or add one

  1. You’re totally right! Everyone can do with more cheese! :-) Even though over here in Malaysia, we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, I doubt I’ll be needing any excuse to make cheesy balls of fluff.

  2. Looks delicious. Will give it a try although I have never tried boiling a dough before. My daughter will be very pleased as she loves cheese puffs.

  3. Et

    Wud luv to try your recipe, however, can u pls give me in grams:-
    1 cup flour
    3/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese
    1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
    thank u.

  4. nichole

    I have made these several times since you posted the recipe. They are delicious and easy to make! I use grated sharp cheddar and I left out the herbs (just because I didn’t have any fresh herbs on hand) and they come out terrific every time. Only thing is mine don’t puff up like the ones in the picture. They fall when I take them out of the oven. I don’t know if I did something wrong, but they were still delicious.

    • Rasa Malaysia

      Thanks for trying and I am glad you enjoy them.

      There are a few things you can do to prevent the puffs from collapsing. Make sure the liquid is boiling before adding the flour and quickly stir until the dough forms and cook slightly longer than 2 minutes to dry the dough. Another way is make sure your oven is pre-heated before you bake them.

  5. “Using 2 tablespoons to round each ball of dough and drop it onto the prepared parchment paper”

    How do you use 2 TBS to roll the balls. Cna i use my palms instead to roll the balls

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