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

For 40 Gougères, you will need:

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Stage 1 - 20 min.
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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.

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This recipe uses (among others)
Choux pastry (pâte à choux): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Paris-Brest, Valay-Brest, Pets de nonne, Saint Honoré cake, Profiteroles, ... All
Grated cheeseGrated cheese: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Stuffed mushrooms au gratin, Leek and Mimolette tart, Ham pasta bake, Celeriac and mushroom gratin, Quiche Lorraine, ... All

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