Saturday, April 8, 2017

Gougéres au Fromage/French Cheese Puffs

A gougére is a French puffy savoury cheese puff made with pate à choux dough. This pate à choux is traditionally used for baking eclairs and cream puffs. French cheese puffs makes a super munchies to serve along with some tangy dips or else to enjoy with wine or champagne. Crispy on the outside, soft inside, these gougéres tastes absolutely delicious to eaten warm. You can enjoy this cheese loaded cheesy goodness as a wonderful appetizers for any party events or else for a family get-together. Pate à choux dough can be prepared a day ahead to make this cheesy balls if you are planning for a huge crowd, obviously this puffs are definitely crowd pleaser.. Either piped or rolled as balls, this round cheesy puffs calls for some gruyére or cheddar cheese. However i went with our favourite mild cheese aka gruyére cheese.

Gougères au fromage, Cheese puffs

Either spiced with mild chilly powders like paprika or with mixed herbs, this dangerously addictive cheese puffs is definitely a must try.  The other great thing about gougères is that you can make them in advance for parties etc. You can either make them the night before and put them in the oven for a few minutes just before serving them or you can make them well ahead and keep them in the freezer. Everyone seems to love them as much as I do so they are really the perfect snack to keep in the freezer for last minute guests.For extra special occasions, you can stuff them with spiced or herbed cream cheese or else with smoked salmons, if you love seafoods. You can also vary the cheeses you use in this dough. Am posting this Gougéres au fromage for this month's mega marathon as am running with A-Z baking around the world. After Hungarian Egg Twist bread, enjoy virtually these ultimate cheesy puffs.

French cheese Puffs, Gougéres au fromage

1/3cup Butter (cubed)
1tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Mixed herbs
1cup Water
1cup All purpose flour
4 Eggs
3/4 cup grated Gruyere cheese

 Preheat the oven to 350F, line a baking sheet over a baking tray and keep aside.

Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan  heat the water, butter, and salt. Bring to a boil.

Once the butter gets melted, add in the flour all at once and stir vigorously with a spoon

Continue to cook until the mixture turns as a dough. Mix an egg  at a time, mix well into the dough before adding the next.

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Gougères au fromage, Cheese puffs

 Add the cheese,mixed herbs and quickly stir to combine.

Spoon or pipe the dough over the prepared baking tray and bake for 20-25 minutes.

Enjoy warm the cheese puffs.
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vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

I have observed that the French baking has lots of eggs, but the bakes are too good. The puffs look awesome.

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

I am sure they would be addictive. They look very fantastic

Sowmya :) said... Reply To This Comment

These look so light and airy and the perfect colour! I always wanted to visit France and now your dishes are tempting me more so.

The Pumpkin Farm said... Reply To This Comment

love the little puffies, perfect for kid's parties ...and since they are baked, they can be made in large batches

Namratha said... Reply To This Comment

These look lovely and perfectly baked! They'll make great appetizers.

veena said... Reply To This Comment

These look so good , perfectly baked!!

Sharmila kingsly said... Reply To This Comment

Love that golden brown cheesy puffs!!

Mayuri Patel said... Reply To This Comment

I've made eclairs but not a savoury choux pastry. I'm going to try this recipe soon.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

I love how beautiful the French bakes look, but sort of keep away from them due to the excessive eggs. These look so good and I am in love with the savory version.

Srividhya said... Reply To This Comment

Cute little cheese puffs. Gruyere is one of my favorite cheese. This is a delicious bake.

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, those puffs look soooo cheesy and delicious. I have got to try these some time.

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

perfectly baked. looking cute..