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Cheddar Gougeres

 Cheddar Gougeres
Gougeres-French cheesy cream puffs-are usually made with Gruyere cheese but I often substitute with the sharpest cheddar I can find for bolder flavor. Make this recipe your own with the cheese of your choice. —Bridget M. Klusman, Otsego, Michigan
36 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 Eggland's Best® Eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh chives
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring the water, butter and 1/2 teaspoon salt to
  • a boil. Add flour all at once and stir until a smooth ball forms.
  • Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a
  • time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until
  • mixture is smooth and shiny. Stir in cheese, chives and garlic.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls 1 in. apart onto greased baking sheets.
  • Sprinkle with remaining salt. Bake at 375° for 14-16 minutes or
  • until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 3 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 gougere equals 49 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 176 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.