Gougères au Comté
"This recipe is a good appetizer or side dish with any french meal."Serves 8 large gougères or 16 small ones | Prep Time 20 minutes | Cook Time 30-40 minutes
Why I Love This Recipe
This is a great cheesy and warm dish for anyone.
Ingredients You'll Need
10 tablespoons unsalted butter, diced
2 teaspoons kosher salt
Pinch of white pepper
Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
8 large eggs
8 ounces Comté cheese, coarsely grated (2 cups)
Preheat the oven to 400°. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a medium saucepan, combine 2 cups of water with the butter, salt, pepper, and nutmeg and bring to a boil on medium heat. When the butter melts, add the flour all at once and beat with a wooden spoon until a tight dough forms and pulls away from the side of the pan, about 5 minutes.
Remove the pan from the heat and let cool for 5 minutes. Using a wooden spoon, beat in the eggs one at a time until smooth. Then, stir in the cheese.
Scoop the dough into a pastry bag fitted with a 3/4-inch plain tip. Pipe 8 large mounds onto the prepared sheets, spacing them a few inches apart. Bake the gougères for 30 to 40 minutes, shifting the pans from top to bottom and front to back halfway through, until puffed and golden. Serve warm.
Pairs Well With
It goes well with anything!