Gougères are small cheese choux pastries, sometimes (like here) with bits of ham.
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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

Keywords for this recipe:ChouxChoux pastryCheeseAperitif

For 40 Gougères, you will need:

Change these quantities to make: 20 Gougères 40 Gougères 80 Gougères 120 Gougères

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36 min.20 min.56 min.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 20 min.
Gougères : Photo of step #1
Prepare 450 g Choux pastry (pâte à choux).

Preheat oven to 390°F (200°C).

Stage 2 - 1 min.
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Add 50 g grated cheese, setting aside 1 tbs for topping.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
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Mix well.

If you choose to add ham, take 2 slices smoked ham and cut in small pieces to add to mixture.

Stage 4 - 10 min.
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With a forcing bag make small heaps of mixture, about the size of an olive.

If you don't have a forcing bag use 2 teaspoons instead.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
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If necessary, if the heap has got a point on top, flatten with a teaspoon dipped in milk.

Stage 6 - 1 min.
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Divide remaining cheese over the top of heaps.

Stage 7 - 20 min.
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Put in the oven and cook about 20 minutes until gougères are golden brown. Place on a cooling rack.


Serve as soon as possible, try to not leave to cool, much better hot or warm.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,987 Kcal or 8,319 Kj48 gr135 gr139 gr
99 %18 %13 %21 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
346 Kcal or 1,449 Kj8 gr23 gr24 gr
17 %3 %2 %4 %
Per piece
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
50 Kcal or 209 Kj1 gr3 gr3 gr
2 %<1 %<1 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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This recipe uses (among others)
Choux pastry (pâte à choux)Choux pastry (pâte à choux): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Valay-Brest, Profiteroles, Chouquettes, Mini Mont-Blanc choux puffs, Pets de nonne, ... All
Grated cheeseGrated cheese: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Spinach Mornay, Chard and potato gratin, Endives , Baker's chicken and potato tart, Stuffed mushrooms au gratin, ... All

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