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1. Gougères.


  • 1/2 Cup whole milk
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 1 Stick unsalted butter (8 tablespoons), cut into 4 pieces
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup flour
  • 5 Large room temperature eggs
  • 1 1/2 Cup coarsely grated Gruyère cheese

1. Arrange racks so that the oven is divided into thirds. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. Add milk, water, butt and salt to a heavy-bottomed medium saucepan. Tu
Bring to a rapid boil over high heat. Add flour and turn down heat to medium-low. Using a wooden spoon or a heavy whisk, vigorously stir mixture as soon as you turn the heat down. While stirring, you should see the dough start to come together and there will be a little crust on the bottom of the pan. Continue stirring for 1-2 minutes, until the dough is very smooth.
3. Turn the tough into the bowl of stand mixer (you can also do this by hand with a wooden spoon or a hand mixer.) Let the dough sit for 1 minute. Add in eggs one by one, beating and incorporating fully before adding next egg. After you’ve added all the eggs, beat in cheese and incorporate into dough.
4. Immediately drop about 1 tablespoon of dough at a time onto the lined baking sheet using a spoon — don’t wait to spoon out the dough! Arrange dough about 2 inches apart from each other on the two baking sheets.
5. Transfer to the oven and immediately turn the temperature to 375 degrees. Bake for 12 minutes, rotate baking sheets, and bake for a noter 12-15 minutes, or until the gougers are golden, puffed and firm.

Recipe Credit: Dorie Greenspan.

More French Recipes:
2. French Lentil Burgers.
3. Potato, Leek & Asparagus Gratin
4. Farmhouse Fricassee

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Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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3:49AM PDT on Apr 18, 2014

Thank you

3:08AM PST on Feb 28, 2014

Thanks for sharing., will have to try a few.

3:50AM PDT on Sep 9, 2013

Some of these sound so good, but there seems to be something missing on 2 of them:
1. In the Gougères instructions, #2. Add milk, water, butt and salt to a heavy-bottomed medium saucepan. Tu
I figure 'butt' = butter, but, what is the 'Tu' at the end?
2. In the Potato Salad ingredients second from the bottom, after fresh tarragon, it says
1 Tablespoon ....... (there is nothing there). If I make it, what am I leaving out???

I already copied these 2 recipes, but is there anything missing???

9:24AM PDT on Aug 15, 2013

some sound yummy.

7:35AM PDT on Aug 13, 2013

Thank you!

1:54AM PDT on Jul 31, 2013

Thank you :)

11:39PM PDT on Jul 29, 2013

Thanks for sharing these recipes, I saved several to my Recipe file. The Gougeres looked especially tempting.

5:27AM PDT on Jul 23, 2013


5:23AM PDT on Jul 23, 2013

interesting share, thanks for sharing Katie

3:30PM PDT on Jul 22, 2013

Thanks, but the fact still remains....the French eat Equine !

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