Pairing & Recipes

Gougères

 
Saint-Véran
 Saint-Véran
 
Mâcon-Solutré
 Mâcon-Solutré
  25min   20min   4 Servings 

Ideal dish to start a nice dinner and open your appetite. Gougères is a french dish that could remind one cheese puffs. They are typically made of pâte à choux dough which is often used in french desserts like profiteroles. However, this dish is rather an appetizer than a dessert due to its savory taste.

Ingredients

  • 150g shredded comté cheese
  • 80g butter
  • 150g flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 25cl water
  • Salt

Steps

  1. Preparation of dough: Heat up butter, water and salt all together in a saucepan. Boil. Remove from heat and add 150g of sifted flour all at once (in order to make a uniform dough). Mix with a wooden spatula. Cook at a low temperature until the dough pulls away from both sides of the saucepan and gathers into a ball.
  2. Transfer the dough into a bowl. Cool down for a few minutes and then add eggs. Stir vigorously until well mixed. Add shredded cheese.
  3. Preheat the oven to 210°C. Grease a cooking sheet. Make small balls out of the dough and place them a few centimeters away from each other on the cooking sheet.
  4. Cook in the oven for approximately 20 minutes until the gougères obtain a golden color.

Decoration

Top few Gougères with Poppy seeds or cheese. Optionally, add smoked ham or small cubes of pork fat (lardons) into a portion of the dough.

Serving

Serve hot and accompanied with olives or skewer with cherry tomatoes and mozzarella.