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Warm Cheddar Gougeres

Posted by on Dec. 19, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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Instead of serving rolls with your holiday meal this year, try making cheddar gougeres. Gougeres are similar to a popover, in that they contain a lot of eggs and puff up so that the outside is crispy and the inside is light and airy. They really are not that complicated to make, and don't include yeast so there is no alchemy involved, but they still taste magical. Gougeres are also a lovely appetizer to serve with wine.

Ingredients:

1 stick of unsalted butter

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup of water

1 cup flour

4 eggs

1 cup grated sharp cheddar


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. In a pan, melt the butter, salt and a cup of water over high heat until combined. Remove from heat and stir in the flour, mixing vigorously until smooth. Transfer to a stand mixer and mix on medium while you add in the eggs slowly. Beat in the cheddar. 

Transfer the mixture to a pastry bag (or in my case a Ziploc bag with a corner cut off). Squeeze blobs of 1 tablespoon or so of dough onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, leaving an inch or so between each blob. Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden on the outside. 

Do you make rolls for the holidays?


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by on Dec. 19, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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arthistmom
by Member on Dec. 19, 2013 at 1:39 AM
My boys love cheese and I think they'd like these. Maybe I can experiment with different kinds of cheeses. Thanks for sharing.
batjmom
by Sarah on Dec. 19, 2013 at 5:36 AM
Wow these sound easy enough to make.
I do make rolls. This year I'm making rosemary rolls.
michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Dec. 19, 2013 at 6:18 AM

We don't eat wheat/grains, so I don't typically make any rolls.

arpazia
by Bronze Member on Dec. 19, 2013 at 8:54 AM
Yep. It's just your normal run of the mill rolls, but I think I'll try these
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lalasmama2007
by Ticia on Dec. 19, 2013 at 9:12 AM

Yum! Yes, we usually have rolls.

Madelaine
by Bronze Member on Dec. 19, 2013 at 9:36 AM

Yum!

goddess99
by Bronze Member on Dec. 19, 2013 at 9:42 AM
I found vegan crescent rolls so that's what we're having.
matt_sara_mom
by Member on Dec. 19, 2013 at 9:52 AM

These look easy! I usually serve whole wheat rolls at the holidays for my family.

kaybear123
by Kayla on Dec. 19, 2013 at 10:51 AM

 Yum

kaybear123
by Kayla on Dec. 19, 2013 at 10:52 AM

 I personally hate making rolls. Someone else always has to do them.

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