Cheese Puffs (Gougeres)

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by: Peaches






These little cheese puffs are a traditional French hors d'oeuvre, perfect with a glass of wine or a cocktail. You can make them any size you like, but these are bite size. Most recipes for gougeres call for Gruyere cheese, but Gruyere is a moist cheese that can make the puffs heavy. You'll have more success with well-aged Parmigiano-Reggiano or aged Gouda because they are dry and flavorful and don't weigh down the pastry.




ingredients

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serves: 40

3 ounces dry aged cheese

1 1/2 pounds dough (cream puff pastry dough)

1 tablespoon paprika (optional)

Egg wash

Nutrition Facts
Cheese Puffs (Gougeres)

Servings Per Recipe: 40

Amount per Serving

Calories: 82

  • Total Fat: 4.1 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 1.2 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 12.4 mg
  • Sodium: 106.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 10.2 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
  •     Sugars: 3.7 g
  • Protein: 1.4 g
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preparation

1.  Pipe the batter in little mounds in staggered rows on a parchment paper - lined sheet pan.

2.  Brush the mounds lightly with egg wash and sprinkle a little grated cheese on each.

3.  Bake until golden brown.

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