Ok, for the life of me, I couldn’t figure out how to pronounce “Gourgeres.” So, I looked it up and it sounds like “Goo Jairrr”
How To Pronounce Gougeres
Its raining outside!!! I always feel sleepy and chilly when it rains. We needed a warm hearty snack so I decided to whip some of these up. I have been dying to make them and they are PERFECT for this weather.
Each one is like a soft fluffy pillow of flavor. You have to try this!
4 tablespoons of butter
1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
1/2 cup of water
1/2 teaspoon of sugar
1/4 teaspoon of salt
cheddar cheese, broccoli and bacon *Total about 1/2 cup –I used mild cheddar and maple smoked bacon
Traditionally, this is made with guyere cheese. Also, if you still have leftover turkey, I would recommend throwing some into the mix. You can put anything in it really.
- Bring the butter, water, sugar and salt to a boil in a pot.
- Take pot off heat and add flour. STIR
- Put pot back on medium heat and keep stirring until you see a thin film of flour paste coating the bottom of the pan (about 5 minutes)
- Allow flour mixture to cool.
- Mix in one egg at a time, allowing each egg to be fully incorporated (I used my kitchenaid, but a fork will do as well)
- Add the rest of your ingredients and mix well.
- Drop tablespoonfuls of dough onto a baking tray (wrapped in aluminum foil or parchment paper for less mess)
- Back for 18-20 minutes at 425 F
Update: December 9th, 2010.
I had some guest over this evening and I wanted to make two types of gougeres for appetizers. I made this recipe plus one with minced pepperoni, mozzarella and 1 tablespoon of pizza sauce. It turned out great!