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Gougere Bread

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This fabulous recipe for Gougere Bread is simply a cream puff dough with cubed and grated cheese added. It makes a wonderful accompaniment to salads for lunch.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 8-10 servings


  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • 2 cups flour
  • 8 eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 cups shredded Gruyere or Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese


In large saucepan, combine milk, butter, salt, and pepper and bring to a rolling boil. All at once, add the flour. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until the mixture forms a ball and leaves the sides of the pan clean.

Remove pan from heat and beat in the eggs, one at a time, making sure each egg is thoroughly beaten into the batter before adding the next. You can use a hand-held electric mixture or a wooden spoon for this step. Mix in the Gruyere.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease two cookie sheets or line with Silpat or parchment paper. Scoop out dough, using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, and place them on prepared cookie sheets in the shape of a ring, leaving a space in the middle about 3" in diameter.

Repeat on second cookie sheet to make a second ring. Brush gougeres with a little more milk and sprinkle each one with 2 Tbsp. of the grated Parmesan cheese.

Bake at 375 degrees F for about 40-50 minutes, until the breads are well puffed, firm, and golden brown. Serve immediately!

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 5 out of 5
Cheese Puff Kisses, Guest Ann

I used the recipe with these changes: I put a star tip on a pastry bag and made teaspoon-sized kisses which I baked for about 15 minutes in my convection oven. I cut a slit in the side of the kisses to let steam out. When they were cool I use a tube tip on the pastry bag and inserted about 2/3 Pub Cheese (a whipped sharp cheddar found in the grocery's dairy case) . Guests gobbled them up. I also baked a batch, to which I added a few dashes of Tabasco sauce, opened the oven door,turned off the heat and let them dry. They were good even unfilled.

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