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Cheese Gougère Bourguignonne are puff pastries where sugar is replaced by cheese and milk by water. They are perfect for a buffet table because they can be served at room temperature and can be done the day before.
I took this recipe from Auguste Escoffier famous book
The Gougere Bourgignonne is filled with cheese and shaped as a crown, but to make it easier to serve I made separate buns.
The choux pastry is mixed with 1/2 cup of gruyere cheese shredded and some sprinkled on top.
They are nice and soft and you can fill them with a mix of cream cheese and herbs, but I prefer to keep it simple and serve them as they are.
Don’t be intimidated by the Choux pastry, you will find below a step by step video on how to make it.
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Since the dough requires a lot of stirring I recommend those wooden spoons with easy handles:
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Cheese Gougère Bourguignonne
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup fresh water
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup grated Gruyere cheese
- 3 to 4 fresh eggs
- 1 tsp salt
- Bring to boil butter and water
- Remove from the fire
- Gradually add sifted flour
- Once the dough is smooth return to heat until it dries
- Keep stirring until the dough forms a ball and separates from the pan
- Remove from the fire and let it cool down so the eggs will not cook when added
- Beat 3 eggs
- Add the eggs gradually stirring each time until combined
- Add the eggs until the dough drops off the spoon when shaken. Keep the remaining egg mixture for later.
- Add the grated cheese
- Fill the dough into a piping bag
- Add 1 egg to the remaining egg mixture to make an egg wash
- Pipe the choux
- Brush with the egg wash
- Bake for 20 minutes at 200 C
- Serve warm