Broccoli, Bacon and Cheddar Gougeres (Update!)

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!

Bacon, Broccoli and Cheddar Gourgeres


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

2 eggs

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.


  1. Bring the butter, water, sugar and salt to a boil in a pot.
  2. Take pot off heat and add flour. STIR
  3. 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)
  4. Allow flour mixture to cool.
  5. 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)
  6. Add the rest of your ingredients and mix well.
  7. Drop tablespoonfuls of dough onto a baking tray (wrapped in aluminum foil or parchment paper for less mess)
  8. 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!

Pepperoni Pizza Gougeres


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