Blue Cheese and Herb Gougeres

I found this recipe on another blog, Eggs on Sunday, and decided to give it a try. I used blue cheese, but it would be easy to substitute any kind of cheese that you might like.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of milk

    Ingredients all ready to go in the pot

    Ingredients all ready to go in the pot

  • 1 stick of unsalted butter
  • 1teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 5 large eggs, divided
  • 1/2 cup of crumbled fresh blue cheese
  • 1 tablespoons of herbs

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 375 and line two baking sheets with parchment of silpat.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine butter, milk, and salt and bring to a boil.dsc00014
  • Remove pan from heat and add all of the flour. Whisk for a few minutes and then return to heat to dry out the paste a little bit.
Adding all of the flour.

Adding all of the flour.

Drying out the dough

Drying out the dough

  • Remove from heat again, switch to a wooden spoon, and add 4 eggs – one at a time – stirring after each egg to make sure it is fully incorporated before adding the next. Stir in cheese and herbs.
Taking a break from stirring after adding all of the eggs.

Taking a break from stirring after adding all of the eggs.

  • Pipe or drop by tablespoonful  onto prepared baking sheets.
  • Beat the remaining egg and brush the top of each puff. You can also sprinkle with a little extra cheese if you want.
Mine are a little big, but I only had one pan.

Mine are a little big, but I only had one pan.

  • Bake each sheet, one at a time, for 10 minutes at 375. Reduce the heat to 350 and continue baking for another 5-10 minutes, until the tops are browning and the bread is puffed. Serve warm or cool completely and freeze.
Yummy!

Yummy!

While making the puffs, I had a kitchen first. I’m posting this as proof that not everything always works for me. I mean do you think Julia Childs got where she was without this little mishap every once in a while? Enjoy the photographic evidence.

My very first dropped egg. It was a dramatic drop I tell you.

My very first dropped egg. It was a dramatic drop I tell you.

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2 Comments

Filed under Appetizers, Breads

2 responses to “Blue Cheese and Herb Gougeres

  1. rachelhansenphotography

    i can almost hear it…”ahhhhhhhhhh”…*plop. “poots”

  2. mylifebydesign

    whoa…okay i didn’t know that you made these before me i just got the idea off of the eggs on sunday blog lol. great minds think alike :D. Those were so good too man. I am liking the cupcake banner!!!

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