What better way to celebrate mom or dad’s special day than to make these cheese gougeres with the kids? The extra cheesy filling in this delectable nibble explodes in your mouth when you bite into them.
- Prep: 10 min
- Cooking: 3 min
- Baking Time: 25 min
- Cheese Gougeres
- 1/2 cup (125 mL) water
- 3 tbsp (45 mL) butter cut into cubes
- 1 big pinch smoked paprika (optional)
- 1/2 cup (125 mL) all-purpose flour
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup (125 mL) finely shredded Canadian extra-old Cheddar cheese reserving 1 tbsp (15 mL) for the top
- Whipped Cream-Cheddar Mix
- 2/3 cup (150 mL) 35% whipping cream
- 1/2 cup (125 mL) finely shredded Canadian extra-old Cheddar cheese
- 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh chives
- Salt and black pepper
: Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C). Line baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
In a medium, heavy- bottomed saucepan, combine water, butter and paprika (if using); bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and add flour. With wooden spoon or heat-proof spatula, stir quickly and continuously until dough comes away from the sides of the pan, forms a ball and a film covers the bottom of the pot, about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
With wooden spoon, beat in eggs, 1 at a time, stirring vigorously until incorporated and until dough is smooth, paste-like and shiny. Fold in cheese.
With two teaspoons, dipped in warm water, spoon onto prepared baking sheet at least 1-inch (2.5 cm) apart, to make about 12 to 14 gougeres. Top gougers with reserved 1 tbsp (15 mL) of cheese.
Bake for 10 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 375°F (190°C) and bake 12 to 15 minutes or until puffed and golden. Let cool. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
Whipped Cream Cheddar Mix
: In a chilled bowl, whip cream until soft peaks form. Fold in cheese, chives and salt and pepper, to taste.
To assemble, gently cut or break gougeres in half crosswise; add a dollop of Whipped Cream Cheddar Mix; put top on and enjoy!
For a variation, split gougeres and fill with Whipped Cream Cheddar Mix; roll in more shredded Cheddar cheese and chopped chives.
Use the side with the small holes on a box grater to shred the cheese.
Substitute Canadian Extra Old Cheddar with aged Canadian Gouda or Blue cheese.
Top 5 Nutrients
|Calcium:||6 % / 71 mg|
|Vitamin A:||10 %|
|Vitamin B12:||9 %|