Gruyère Cheese Gougères Recipe

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Sara April 29, 2021

How To Make Gruyère Cheese Gougères

Gruyère cheese gougères are a French savory pastry with choux pastry filled with a blend of cheese. This sophisticated dish is actually very simple to make.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Total: 1 hour

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1cupwater
  • 7tbspunsalted butter
  • 1tbspkosher salt,or more to taste
  • 1pinchsugar
  • cupsall purpose flour
  • 4largeeggs
  • cupsgruyere,grated
  • freshly ground white pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with Silpats or parchment paper.

  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the water, butter, salt, and sugar and bring to a boil.

  3. Add all the flour at once, reduce the heat to medium, and stir with a wooden spoon for 2 minutes, or until the mixture forms a ball and the excess moisture has evaporated.

  4. Transfer the mixture to the bowl of a mixer fitted with the paddle and beat for about 30 seconds at medium speed to cool slightly.

  5. Add 4 eggs and continue to mix until completely combined and the batter has a smooth, silky texture. Stop the machine and lift up the beater to check the consistency of the batter.

  6. The batter in the mixing bowl should form a peak with a tip that falls over. If it is too stiff, beat in the white from an additional egg.

  7. Check again and, if necessary, add the yolk

  8. Finally, mix in ¾ cup of the Gruyère and adjust the seasoning with salt and white pepper. Fill a pastry bag fitted with a 3/8-inch plain pastry tip with the gougère batter.

  9. Pipe the batter into one-tablespoon mounds on the baking sheets, leaving about 2 inches between the gougères as the mixture will spread during the baking.

  10. Sprinkle the top of each gougère with about half a teaspoon of the remaining grated cheese

  11. Bake for 7 to 8 minutes or until they puff and hold their shape.

  12. Reduce the heat to 350 degrees F and bake for an additional 20 to 25 minutes.

  13. When the gougères are done, they should be a light golden brown color.

  14. Remove the pans from the oven and serve the gougères while hot.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 562.48kcal
  • Fat: 38.63g
  • Saturated Fat: 22.19g
  • Trans Fat: 0.83g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.23g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.59g
  • Carbohydrates: 30.40g
  • Fiber: 1.05g
  • Sugar: 0.52g
  • Protein: 22.82g
  • Cholesterol: 284.80mg
  • Sodium: 498.76mg
  • Calcium: 458.72mg
  • Potassium: 150.20mg
  • Iron: 2.76mg
  • Vitamin A: 361.76µg
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