A couple of weeks ago I was in the mood of eating something light so I decided to go for a simple pea soup for which I used the fresh peas I found at Costco. The soup itself was just peas and water, so I knew I had to add something else to make it a bit more filling and appealing for my BF. So I decided to bake some cheese choux, which I believe here are known as gougeres.
Cheese choux AKA gougeres
- half stick butter
- 5 oz flour
- 3/4 cups water
- 1/2 cup grated cheese (I used a mix of Asiago and Parmesan)
- 2 eggs
- First I melted the butter with the water in a pan and brought it to boiling temperature. I added a bit of salt and the flour all at the same time. Then I kept mixing the dough with a spoon until the dough came off clean from the sides of the pots. At this point I took the pan off the stove and I started adding the eggs waiting to add the 2nd egg until the first was well incorporated (I find that using a hand mixer works better than just using the spoon as the dough is rather tough. Finally, I added the grated cheese and mixed until well incorporated.
- I formed the choux into small balls using 2 spoons, but you can also use your pastry bag, and then cooked the choux in a 400F oven for about 15 minutes or until golden.
- I ate them with the pea soup kind of like croutons, but they are good also alone as an appetizer.