Gourgeres are baked Gruyere cheese puffs which make for a perfect appetizer or snack and are soft and cheesy. Like taking a bite out of a cloud.
This recipe my mom’s friend gave me- our family dentist. Isn’t it odd that being Russian, all our people who we go to for appointments are also all Russian? Funny how my parents have set this up this way. Car insurance company? All Russian. Doctor? Russian. Dentist? Russian. Hair dresser? Russian. Mortgage broker? Russian.
It’s as if they don’t trust anyone else! Both the dentist and hairdresser happen to also be family friends so that’s a win win right there too. And when your dentist can also share recipes with you and give you cooking tips? Now that is even better.
So the other week when my parents had a bunch of their friends for dinner I cooked for everyone made a cheese puffs recipe. My dentist though, having like the ones I made passed along this recipe for me to try.
In the cheese puffs I made before I used cheddar cheese and didn’t add any milk to the dough. These Gruyere cheese puffs are made using Gruyere and [I think] it makes all the difference. For a long time I couldn’t find Gruyere at the grocery store but after some serious investigating I finally spotted it.
It’s a swiss cheese with a distinct taste so it doesn’t pair well with everything –but in these gourgères it’s just super. Seriously though Gruyere is pretty much awesome. It’s just such a unique flavor that it is perfect for baking or cooking with. It adds such a depth of flavor that even though it might be pricey, after making these for the first time I always made sure I had a full supply in the fridge. It happens to go perfectly with bacon wrapped asparagus, and a puff pastry asparagus tart as well. Just letting you know, in case you didn’t already have enough ideas for where to use this incredible cheese.
D doesn’t like gruyere cheese puffs but I think they’re a great snack. Especially when they’re fresh and hot, right out of the oven –mmmmm I love them. Just don’t rush in and burn yourself. Speaking from personal experience right here. Not a pleasant sensation!
Either way these gruyere cheese puffs are really easy to make so it’s definitely worth a shot. Let me know what you think!
Recipe Adapted from Alain Ducasse
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Gourgeres are cheese puffs made with shredded gruyere and baked. These make for a perfect appetizer or snack and are soft and cheesey. Like taking a bite out of a cloud. These gruyere cheese puffs are simply like snacking on a cloud.
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 stick unsalted butter cut into tablespoons
- 1 cup flour use a gluten-free flour blend for gluten-free version
- 4 eggs room temperature
- 5 oz Gruyere shredded
- salt to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a pan combine milk, water, salt and butter and bring to a boil. Add all of the flour at once and stir with a wooden smooth until smooth. Over low heat continue to stir for 2 minutes.
- Remove from heat and place dough in separate bowl. Allow to cool for 3-5 minutes. Add the eggs, one a time, beating until incorporated.
- Add 4 oz Gruyere cheese and mix.
- Using a tablespoon form balls out of the dough and place on parchment paper lined baking sheet.
- Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
- Bake 20 minutes.
Recipe Adapted from Alain Ducasse