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
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!