January 14, 2012

Taste of Home Cheddar Gougeres

So after a long hiatus I am back to blogging. Thanks everyone for sticking with me while I recovered from being sick. I have always eaten healthy, but after being diagnosed with low potassium I have gotten much better about eating fruit and making sure that I have breakfast. I can definitely feel a difference and I have more energy than I have had in a very long time. So it's back to business as usual and a new recipe. As I've stated many times before my family loves cheese. My three year old can eat more cheese than anyone I've ever met and is often seen sneaking cheese from the refrigerator. Since my family eats such a large amount of cheese I am always looking for a new spin on ways to prepare cheese dishes and I was intrigued when the December/January issue of Taste of Home Magazine had a recipe for Cheddar Gougeres.

This recipe has 8 ingredients. It takes approximately 30 minutes of prep and 15 minutes of baking time and makes 3 dozen gougeres. All the ingredients are basic and I had no problems finding any of them at my local grocery store. This recipe was very easy to prepare. The one problem I encountered is that my gougeres did not rise as much as the photos on the webpage recipe. I would assume this is due to the dough still being slightly warm when I added the eggs, cheese, chives and garlic. Instead of letting the flour mixture sit for 5 minutes, I would suggest letting it cool completely before adding the remaining ingredients. I also found that my gougeres took longer than the 14-16 minutes suggested by the recipe. Finally, I made sure to rotate my pans halfway through the baking time to prevent burning/over browning. I followed the remainder of the recipe as written.

Three dozen is a lot of gougeres! This recipe makes more than enough to feed a crowd and would be great for a party or dinner get together. Even though my gougeres didn't rise as much as I hoped, they still turned out delicious and my two boys were big fans of this recipe. I think in the future I would modify the resting time to ensure proper puffing. Overall, a great new way to use cheese.

For the recipe go to Cheddar Gougeres.

24 comments:

  1. They look yummy! I am often seen sneaking cheese out of the fridge, too... Glad that you are feeling better!

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    1. Cheese is yummy :) Thanks for the kind words, I am feeling much better!

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  2. These look yummy! Thanks for checking out my blog. I will put yours on my blogroll today! I am frugal too!

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    1. Thanks, they were yummy :) Thanks for adding me to your blogroll, I love finding new frugal blogs!

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  3. these look great! think they are on my list to try tomorrow! thanks for visiting my blog. following back... and now hungry!! :D

    cheers,
    jen
    www.blogparent.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for following back :) These really were easy and turned out yummy! Have a great week!

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  4. OMG. I love cheese and these look awesome!! I'm sorry to hear that you've been ill, but really glad that you are on the upswing. Thanks so much for the follow on my blog and you have a new follower, too! Me!! I look forward to reading your future posts! :)

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    1. I love cheese also :) Thanks for the kind words, I am feeling much better! Hope you come back and find recipes that you like!

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  5. Mmm, those look yummy :) Thanks for following my blog, Little Bit Of Wonderful! Happy to follow back - new GFC follower :)

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    1. These were yummy :) Thanks for following back, have a great week!

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  6. THose look delicious! NEw Follower... found you on the Exposure 99% Link UP

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    1. Thanks :) Followed you back, have a great week!

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  7. sounds really good! Thanks for the visit at http://junkfoodkids.com

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    1. Thanks, they were very popular with my two boys :)

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  8. These look delicious! Thanks for following, I followed back.
    -Holly

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  9. Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm glad you did, I like this recipe and am looking forward to reading your site regularly. I will be making this recipe soon... or rather having my daughters make it while I taste,lol. Hope you'll follow me on twitter as well... @brainlessmomof7

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    1. I followed you back on twitter :) I hope you like the recipe when you try it! Come back and visit again soon and tell me what you thought!

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  10. Thanks for stopping by! I liked your fb page and I am your newest follower! Love your page, I am always looking for meal ideas! Thankyou! Looking forward to more. -Kim http://bbunchmama.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks :) I hope you find some meal ideas that you like, stop by again soon!

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  11. These look fantastic!! Looks like we're both recovering and getting back into blogging. Glad you're better.

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    1. Thanks :) I am feeling much better, I hope you are also!

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  12. I LOVE cheese too. So much so that I make it myself. For all cheese lovers out there I want to recommend a cookbook - The Great Big Cheese Cookbook from the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. Out of control!

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    1. Sounds like a great cookbook, I'll have to check it out, thanks for the suggestion! I love anything involving cheese :)

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