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

Method:

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.

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One Comment Add yours

  1. JOY journal says:

    I can almost taste them!

    Like

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