Cheese Gougères with Cornish Gouda

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I’ve wanted to make gougères for a long time but was afraid that my limited baking skills would falter when it came to choux pastry. I wrote about Cornish Gouda with Honey and Clover a couple of weeks ago and, on tasting it, I could imagine what a great cheese it would be to cook with: sweet but with interesting savoury notes. So, it seemed like the opportune time to get to grips with gougères. I used this Guardian recipe as my basis.

And what a delight they turned out to be – fluffy, cheesy and perfectly mouth-sized. Definitely best served warm and don’t let them hang around long enough to get stale.

Ingredients

115g Cornish Gouda, grated

115g salted butter

½ teaspoon salt

140g plain flour

4 medium eggs, beaten in separate cups

Heat the oven to 220C/200 fan-assisted/gas mark 7. Put the butter and salt into a pan with 250ml of water. Bring the mixture to the boil, then reduce the heat to low and gradually add the flour.

Stir rapidly and continuously with a wooden spoon as the mixture comes together. Cook for up to three minutes, until the mixture forms a smooth ball.

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Take the pan off the heat and allow it to cool for a few minutes. Add the beaten eggs to the warm dough one at a time, beating thoroughly to incorporate. Mix in the grated cheese.

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Using a piping bag, pipe small rounds of the mixture on to a baking tray lined with baking paper, leaving room between each spoonful for the pastry to puff up.

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Bake for 10 minutes, then turn the heat down to 180C/160C fan-assisted/gas mark 4 and cook for a further 15 minutes, until they are cooked through and golden.

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15 Comments

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15 responses to “Cheese Gougères with Cornish Gouda

  1. Ooh, hello, missus! Those look wonderful – I do love a good cheesy gougere. Just the thing to cheer you up on a day like today, all cold and rainy. Yum.

  2. You did an amazing job! These look and sound so good!

  3. These look amazing! Kudos to you–gougères can be tricky but you nailed it on the first try.

  4. I adore Gougeres and yours look fabulous! Love this post x

  5. LickYourPlate

    My mouth is watering!

  6. Oh yum! Little pillows of loveliness!!

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