Gougeres French Cheese Puffs

Recipe by CarolAnn
READY IN: 30mins
YIELD: 3 dozen




  • Preheat oven to 425.
  • Add butter, salt, pepper and nutmeg to 1 cup water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • When butter melts, reduce the heat to low.
  • Add flour to saucepan all at once and beat with a wooden spoon over low heat for about a minute until mixture pulls away from sides of the pan.
  • Remove pan from heat.
  • Add cheese to pan and beat with wooden spoon until thoroughly mixed.
  • Add 4 eggs, one at a time, beating each into the batter until well mixed before adding the next.
  • Continue beating mixture until it is smooth, shiny and firm.
  • Drop batter in small spoonfuls onto a lightly greased baking sheet.
  • Beat remaining egg with 1/2 tbsp water, then brush tops of uncooked gougeres with egg wash.
  • Bake in upper third of the over for 15-20 minutes or until golden and doubled in size.
  • Remove from oven serve hot or can be served at room temperature.