Gougeres with Cheese and Scallions


1 cup water
¼ cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
4 large eggs
1 cup white extra sharp cheddar cheese shredded
1 cup medium cheddar cheese shredded
⅓ cup scallions, white and green part minced


Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 375° F.
Bring 1 cup of water, butter, and ½ teaspoon salt to boiling in a heavy medium saucepan. Remove from heat and mix in the flour. Stir over medium heat until the mixture starts to become thick and begins to separate from the pan, about 3 minutes.
Transfer to a stand mixer fitted with a paddle. Add the eggs to the mixture, one at a time, mixing vigorously to form a sticky dough. Stir in cheese and scallions until well incorporated in the dough.
Using 2 teaspoons form dough into 1 ½ inch ovals, drop into baking sheet 1-inch evenly spaced apart. Place the baking sheet in the middle of the oven. Bake until golden, about 20 minutes. Serve immediately.


Airy cheese puffs to quell your hunger as you wait for dinner. Or the perfect companion to your aperitif.  Either way, those golden morsels are a delight and so easy to make, I guarantee they will become your go-to appetizer.

In France, we serve those before dinner with an aperitif. A preamble to dinner to come. Soft and tender and full of flavor.

Under normal circumstances, this recipe will kick off the holiday season.  Having friends over, or going to friends and celebrating the holidays upon us. This year life has changed things around for us a bit, but we should not let it guide what we do. So instead of the party with friends, how about a party with our children instead? Get all dressed and have your own home party.  Create those fantastic memories and share your love of food with your small homegroup. This recipe is perfect to make for the occassion.




Monday, November 30, 2020 - 12:57pm


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