Gruyere Cheese Puffs (Gougeres)

This is a very special recipe to me in particular. It’s one of the first things I learned as a cook professionally. That, and it’s fricken yummy.

230g     Butter

280g     Water

125g      Whole Milk

17g         Salt

300g     AP Flour

8ea       Whole Egg – Room Temp

280g     Shredded Gruyere Cheese


1. In a medium pot, bring the butter, milk, and water to a boil.

2. Slowly incorporate the salt, flour and baking powder.

3. Continue to cook the mixture on medium heat for 5 minutes while stirring. Make sure not to scorch the mixture.

4. Once the flour has cooked, take off the heat and add gruyere and mix.

5. Transfer entire mixture into a Stand Mixer with the paddle attachment.

6. On medium speed, slowly add eggs making sure not to cool the mixture down. 

7. Allow mixing for 8 minutes on medium speed.

8. Put the mixture into a piping bag and pipe 1/oz portions onto a greased baking sheet.

9. Bake at 325F for 6 minutes and turn.

10. Allow baking for an additional 8 minutes.

11. Take out of the oven. 

These are best enjoyed warm. I like to add a small dollop of chive sour cream on top but really you can put anything. Maybe even garlic aioli or your favorite cheese dip.

One Comment Add yours

  1. JOY journal says:

    I can almost taste them!


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