Gougeres Recipe

Gougeres. Bitten Word
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  • Total: 40 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 10 cheese puffs (10 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
240 Calories
19g Fat
7g Carbs
9g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Gougeres are delicate, miniature cheese puffs. They are a popular addition to Bastille Day celebrations and brilliant eaten with a Pastis aperitif.


  • 1 cup water
  • 8 tablespoons butter (cut into ½-inch pieces)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flour (all-purpose)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups cheese (Gruyere, shredded)
  • 3 tablespoons cheese (Parmesan, grated)
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg (freshly grated)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. In a large saucepan, bring water, butter, and salt to a rapid, rolling boil. Make sure all the butter is melted, and then add flour.

  3. Stir the mixture for 20-30 seconds, until a sticky dough ball forms and begins pulling away from the sides of the pan.

  4. Reduce heat to low-medium heat and cook, stirring, for 90 seconds. Remove from heat and set aside for 5 minutes.

  5. Beat in eggs, one at a time, along with cheeses and seasonings.

  6. Place heaping teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets 1 inch apart. Bake, rotating sheets halfway through, for 25-30 minutes. The gougeres are done when they are a deep golden brown and puffed.

  7. Serve immediately.