Monday, August 6, 2007

300 Gougeres




No I did not make 300 of these lil'devils~ On Sunday we went to a friends for dinner & to watch the movie 300 on DVD (they have some special DVD player and TV so it was all 1080p which was exciting) I don't think I'm going to include a movie review, so back to the baked cheese balls). We brought these with some dry salami and wine. The recipe comes from the Williams Sonoma Briday & Groom Cookbook that we recieved as a shower gift.
Next time I'll add some roasted garlic and herbs, maybe try different cheeses...(makes about 2 dozen cheesy balls)Here is a link to a WS recipe on their site, different than the book a bit, but for reference~
Recipe on Williams Sonoma




3 T Butter
3/4 C Flour
3 Large Eggs
1 1/3 C Gruyere Cheese
1/4 tsp Ground Cayenne
1/2 tsp Kosher Salt or more to taste

Preheat oven to 375 and line baking sheets with parchment (baking) paper.
Combine butter and 1/2 C water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
Add the flour all at once, quickly stirring with a wooden spoon, until the batter is glossy and smooth and pulls away from the sides of the saucepan.
The dough will form a ball around the spoon.
Remove from the heat and add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition until thoroughly incorporated.
Stir in cheese, cayenne, and salt.
Use 2 spoons or a pastry bag with out a tip to form 1-inch balls on the prepared baking sheet. Bake untill balls double in size and turn golden brown and a thin bladed knife incerted in the center comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Let cook slightly or compeltetly before serving.

*Our store did not carry Gruyere (and we didn't have a great back up plan- so we went with an aged Gouda, which was good- I still want to try it with Gruyere and definately want to try it with roasted garlic and some herbs. It was yummy and there was not one leftover!


5 comments:

Michelle said...

Oooh I could live on bread and cheese. I am definitely going to give these a shot!

Patricia Scarpin said...

They look scrumptious!
I have never had gougeres and yours are inspiring!

Deborah said...

These look amazing! I used to have a hard time finding gruyere, but have found that Costco usually carries many cheeses that I can't find. Go figure...

Beth G. said...

Costco! Good to know!! Thanks for the tip :)

Ally said...

Those look great! I'll have to try them!