Monday, December 31, 2012

Cheddar Gougeres

Cheddar Gougeres
Cheddar Gougeres are deliciously light  French puffs.  These are a wonderful savory appetizer to serve at any get together.   This recipe is not difficult to make.  The key thing to remember is to have everything ready to go before you start. Begin by bringing the water, butter and salt to a boil.  You add the flour and stir until a smooth ball forms.   Let the dough rest for  5 minutes.  Then add the eggs one at a time.  Then stir in the cheese and chives.  Drop by tablespoon onto a greased baking sheet - I lined my baking sheet with parchment paper and baked until they are golden brown.
To me, it was love at first bite.  I loved the light pastry that had the flavorful taste of the cheddar cheese with  chives.

Cheddar Gougeres
From Taste of Home Magazine

1 cup water
1/4 cup butter, cubed
2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
1 cup all-purpose flour
4 eggs
1 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup minced fresh chives
2 garlic cloves, minced


1. In a large saucepan, bring the water, butter and 1/2 teaspoon salt to a boil.  Add flour all at once and stir until a smooth ball forms.  Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Continue beating until mixture is smooth and shiny.  Stir in cheese, chives and garlic.
Water, Butter, and Salt Coming To A Boil

Soft Ball


Cheese and Chives Added 

2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 1 inch apart onto greased baking sheets.  Sprinkle with remaining salt.  Bake at 375 degrees F for 14-16 minutes or until golden brown.
3. Serve Warm.
Yield: 3 dozen


  1. SO yummy, Geri! I've made gougeres with Gruyere and blue cheese, but never cheddar! They must taste amazing! Happy New Year, my friend!!! xo

  2. These gougeres look delightful! I love cheese appetizers.
    Happy New Year, Geri.