Ruth Reichl's Gougeres (Yummy Cheese Puffs!) Great for Holiday!

READY IN: 35mins




  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Combine the water, butter and a teaspoon of the salt into a sauce pan and bring to a boil, stirring until butter melts.
  • Remove from heat, let cool slightly, stir in flour, and mix well.
  • Return the pan to the heat and stir with a wooden spoon over high heat until the mixture comes away from the sides of the pan and remove from heat.
  • Stir in eggs, one at a time until well combined.
  • Add the diced cheese, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper, stirring well.
  • Drop the dough by rounded tablespoons onto a well buttered baking pan. Smooth the top and sides of each gougere with a knife and sprinkle with the grated cheese.
  • Bake in batches for 25 minutes or until puffed and golden.