January 14, 2012
Taste of Home 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.