Blue Cheese Gougeres

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Mommy Diva

An Emeril spin on a French delight.

Top Review by Denise McGhee

I was disappointed with the lack of blue cheese flavor (and I used a good, fresh, flavorful blue cheese), but I know with baking you can't just add more. One note on the instructions - after adding the flour and heating the dough again, the next step says "remove from the heat" and then add the first egg. I removed the pan from the heat, but because the pan was hot, the first egg started cooking as soon as it was added. I then moved the dough to a mixing bowl and finished it out. Looking at other recipes for Gougeres, I see that that step typically says to move the dough to a mixing bowl, and some even say to let the dough cool a minute before adding the eggs.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a large saucepan, combine the milk, butter, salt, black pepper, and Essence over medium-high heat.
  4. Bring to a boil, then remove from the heat. Add the flour, and stir constantly with a large wooden spoon to incorporate, about 1 minute.
  5. Return to medium-high heat and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.
  6. Remove from the heat and add the eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
  7. Add the cheese and beat until mixed well and a slightly soft dough forms.
  8. Drop the dough by the spoonful onto the baking sheet.
  9. Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F, and bake until golden brown, about 20 to 25 minutes.
  10. Remove from the oven and serve immediately, or at room temperature.
  11. To make Emeril's ESSENCE Creole Seasoning (also referred to as Bayou Blast):
  12. Combine all ingredients thoroughly.
  13. Yield: 2/3 cup.

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