Snack Like a Southerner: 5-Ingredient Blue Cheese Gougeres

5-Ingredient Blue Cheese Gougers by fruetcake.


-1/2 cup dry white wine

-1 stick butter
-1 cup all-purpose flour
-4 large eggs
-1/3 to 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
-Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

Step One:
"Preheat the oven to 400˚F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon mat."

Step Two:
"Bring the white wine, butter, 1/2 cup water and 1 teaspoon salt to a simmer in a large saucepan over medium heat."

Step Three:
"All at once, add the flour and cook, stirring vigorously with a wooden spoon, until the dough pulls away from the sides of the pan and creates a film on the pan, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat; transfer dough to a large bowl and let cool slightly."

Step Four:
"One at a time, add an egg to the bowl and stir vigorously with a wooden spoon until smooth (the dough will appear separated at first but keep stirring, it’ll come together promise!) before adding the next egg. Stir in the blue cheese and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper."

Step Five:
"Transfer dough to a piping bag fitting with a medium round tip or resealable plastic bag, snipped off one corner. Pipe 11/2 inch mounds on the prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Dip a finger in water and smooth the gougeres tops so they’re flat. Bake until puffed and golden, 25 to 30 minutes. Serve immediately or let cool and freeze for up to 1 month—just reheat in a 350˚ oven until thawed and crisp before eating!"


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