This is another recipe for something I made to freeze for the baby shower. They are called French Cheese Puffs aka Gougeres. They were easy to make and turned out so flavourful and very light and airy. I think they will be a great addition to the food for the baby shower!
These are my ingredients.
I started by bringing the water, butter and salt to a boil.
Once it boiled, I added the flour and whisked it together. It comes together really fast, so watch your temperature at this point.
I let this cool for a bit before transferring it to the bowl of my stand mixer.
I added the eggs one at a time until it was fully mixed.
Next I added the grated cheese, parsley and mustard powder and again mixed it until it was fully combined
I dropped the mixture, by the teaspoonful, onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
I baked them for 10 minutes at 425 degrees and then an additional 15 minutes at 375 degrees, until they were light and fluffy looking and nicely browned.
I let them cool completely before placing them in a freezer bag to store, but not before jamming a couple in my mouth to taste test…. and burning my tongue in the process 😦
You can see how airy they are from the one I took a bite out of!
French Cheese Puffs
Preparation Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 25 minutes Servings: 24 Puffs
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup flour
- 4 large eggs
- 3/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line baking pan(s) with parchment paper.
- In medium sauce pan, bring water, butter and salt to a boil.
- Whisk in flour until well blended.
- Let stand to cool and then place in bowl of stand mixer.
- Start adding eggs, one at a time, to flour mixture, mixing until smooth
- Add cheese and parsley, mixing until a smooth dough is formed.
- Drop by the teaspoonful onto prepared baking pans, leaving at least an inch in between.
- Bake at 425 for 10 minutes, reduce heat to 375 and bake an additional 15 – 20 minutes until light, fluffy and browned.
- Allow to cool completely if freezing them.