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Gougeres (French Cheese Puffs)  

A cheesy and puffy French pastry.

Cal: 51 Fat: 3g Carbs: 3g Protein: 2g Fiber: 0g
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Original recipe serves 36

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Ingredients (serves 36)

  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg ; ground
  • 1 cup water
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper ; ground
  • 5 egg(s) ; at room temperature
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup Gruyere cheese ; grated

  • You will also need: saucepan, cookie sheet

    Directions

    Preheat oven to 425F. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the water, salt, pepper, butter, and nutmeg and bring to a boil. When the butter melts, reduce the heat to low. Add flour and beat with a wooden spoon for 1 or 2 minutes, until mixture pulls away from sides of the pan. Remove from heat. Add the cheese and beat with the wooden spoon until well incorporated. Add 4 of the eggs, one at a time, and beat further until the egg is completely absorbed into the batter. Continue beating until it is firm, shiny and smooth. Drop the batter by small spoonfulls onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. In a small bowl, beat the remaining egg with 1 tablespoon of water. Brush the egg and water mixture onto the uncooked pastries. Bake in the upper third of the oven for 15-20 minutes or until double in size or golden. Either allow to cool at room temperature or serve hot from the oven. Makes 3 dozen.

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