What is a Gougere?
Gougeres are French cheese puffs made with a choux pastry and loaded with cheese. Gougere is my favorite recipe to bake when I crave for cheesy puffs.
These little packages are so good and addictive. Loaded with two types of cheese: mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. They are packed with wonderful aroma, flavorful and delicious. I just can’t stop eating them!
How to Make Cheese Puffs?
I learned how to make them from Home Cooking Adventure.
You will learn the clear step-by-step instructions so this cheese puffs recipe is fail-proof and fool-proof.
Pâte a choux dough or choux pastry is the building block of cheese gougeres. It’s a cooked dough with the following ingredients:
- All-purpose flour
- hot boiling water
How Many Calories Per Serving?
This recipe yields 18 golden-hued, puffy, light and airy cheese puff balls. Each is only 80 calories.
What Dishes to Serve with this Recipe?
This meal is best served as a side dish. They go well with any main dishes. Try this quick and easy recipe. Make two batches as they will disappear in a matter of minutes!
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Cheese Puffs (Gougères) Recipe
Cheese Puffs - quick and easy Gougeres recipe for puffy, light and airy French cheesy puffs. Loaded with mozzarella and parmesan cheese, so good!
- 3/4 cup water
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter (70g)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 cup plain flour
- 4 large eggs
- 3/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 teaspoon minced Italian parsley
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium sauce pan, bring the water, butter, salt and ground black pepper to a boil. Add the flour and stir until it forms a dough. Cook another 2 minutes to dry out the dough.
Transfer the dough to a bowl and let it cool slightly. Slowly add the eggs, one at a time and stir until well combined.
Add the mozzarella cheese and parsley, mix well. Using 2 tablespoons to round each ball of dough and drop it onto the prepared parchment paper. Set them 1.5"-2" apart. Sprinkle some grated parmesan cheese on top.
Bake for 10 minutes at 425°F (220°C) and another 20-25 minutes at 380°F (190°C) until golden brown. Serve warm.
You can use any type of grated cheese or herb for this recipe.