French Cheese Puffs

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


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line baking pan(s) with parchment paper.
  2. In medium sauce pan, bring water, butter and salt to a boil.
  3. Whisk in flour until well blended.
  4. Let stand to cool and then place in bowl of stand mixer.
  5. Start adding eggs, one at a time, to flour mixture, mixing until smooth
  6. Add cheese and parsley, mixing until a smooth dough is formed.
  7. Drop by the teaspoonful onto prepared baking pans, leaving at least an inch in between.
  8. Bake at 425 for 10 minutes, reduce heat to 375 and bake an additional 15 – 20 minutes until light, fluffy and browned.
  9. Allow to cool completely if freezing them.

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