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Cheese Gougère Bourguignonne

📋 Cheese Gougère Bourguignonne

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. #yourguardianchef #appetizerrecipes #appetizersforparty #appetizerrecipeschristmas
Course Appetizer
Cuisine French
Keyword cheese choux, cheese pastry, cheese puff
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 40 buns
Calories 38kcal



  • 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 390 F - 200 C
  • Serve warm



A very common problem when making choux pastry is that the dough is too runny and will not rise when cooking. Make sure you follow those points and you choux will come out perfect:
  • once you add the flour to the butter keep stirring over the heat until the dough detaches from the pan. It has to be dry and form a ball
  • The choux pastry has to have the exact right consistency and since eggs can be of different sizes that it is not possible to measure egg by the number of eggs. Mix 3 eggs but add them gradually and once the consistency is right, stop adding them
  • To make sure the consistency is right when you pipe them, they should remain high and not collapse
  • Do not open the oven while they are cooking
  • Since the dough requires a lot of stirring I recommend those wooden spoons with easy handles


Calories: 38kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 4mg | Vitamin A: 85IU | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.1mg