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Gougeres French Cheese Puffs

These are wonderful little cheese puff appetizers that are great for parties (or anytime!)

5

Tbs

butter

1

tsp

salt

1/4

tsp

fresh ground black pepper

1/4

tsp

freshly ground nutmeg

1

cup

water, plus

1/2

tsp

water, divided

1

cup

all-purpose flour

1

cup

grated gruyere cheese

5

large eggs, at room temperature (very important)

1

Preheat oven to 425.

2

Add butter, salt, pepper and nutmeg to 1 cup water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.

3

When butter melts, reduce the heat to low.

4

Add flour to saucepan all at once and beat with a wooden spoon over low heat for about a minute until mixture pulls away from sides of the pan.

5

Remove pan from heat.

6

Add cheese to pan and beat with wooden spoon until thoroughly mixed.

7

Add 4 eggs, one at a time, beating each into the batter until well mixed before adding the next.

8

Continue beating mixture until it is smooth, shiny and firm.

9

Drop batter in small spoonfuls onto a lightly greased baking sheet.

10

Beat remaining egg with 1/2 tbsp water, then brush tops of uncooked gougeres with egg wash.

11

Bake in upper third of the over for 15-20 minutes or until golden and doubled in size.

12

Remove from oven serve hot or can be served at room temperature.

Servings: 3

Cooking Times

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/3 of a recipe (6.5 ounces).

Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients. One of the recipe's ingredients was not linked. This ingredient is not included in the recipe nutrition data.

Amount Per Serving

Calories

471.44

Calories From Fat (58%)

275.14

% Daily Value

Total Fat 31.32g

48%

Saturated Fat 19.08g

95%

Cholesterol 90.48mg

30%

Sodium 1038.1mg

43%

Potassium 83.35mg

2%

Total Carbohydrates 32.14g

11%

Fiber 1.21g

5%

Sugar 0.31g

 

Protein 15.27g

31%

Recipe Type: Appetizer, food.com

Source

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