When I first saw this recipe in Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table, I immediately marked it as a “Must Try” recipe.  I had never made choux before, but I read recipes in different cookbooks and watched a few YouTube videos for demonstrations.  I realized that the ingredients and techniques are pretty much all the same. I most recently acquired a copy of Baking With Julia, and saw some pretty helpful hints on how to make choux, too, like making sure that your mixture of water, milk, butter, and salt are vigorous boil, and not just bubbling at the sides before adding flour to the mixture.  In the end, I was just amazed at how such simple ingredients can turn into something so fancy and delicious!

All that’s needed for this are Eggs, milk, water, flour, butter, and Gruyere cheeseP1100423

Melt the butter in the milk and water along with some salt.P1100425

Add in the flour.P1100426

Mix in some eggs.P1100427

Add the cheese.P1100428

Put it in the oven, and poof! Cheese puffs!P1100436


Really light and cheesy, best eaten when it’s still warm.P1100447


This recipe is definitely a keeper!P1100455

Gougères recipe on page 4 of Around My French Table.


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