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Cheddar Gougeres

Gougeres-French cheesy cream puffs-are usually made with Gruyere cheese but I often substitute with the sharpest cheddar I can find for bolder flavor. Make this recipe your own with the cheese of your choice. —Bridget M. Klusman, Otsego, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    3 dozen

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls 1 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Sprinkle with remaining salt. Bake at 375° for 14-16 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 gougere: 49 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 176mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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