Cheese Puffins – A quick and easy Gougeres recipe to make puffy, light, and airy French cheese puffs. So good when stuffed with mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese.
Gougeres, French cheese puffs, are made with choux pastry and filled with cheese. Gougere is my favorite recipe for baking cheese puffs.
These tiny packages are delicious and addictive. Two types of cheese are included in this package: Parmesan and mozzarella. They have a wonderful aroma and are delicious. They are so delicious that I can’t get enough!
PREP TIME: 20 minutes
COOK TIME: 30 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 50 minutes
3/4 cup water
5 tablespoons (70 g) unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup plain flour
4 large eggs
3/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese
1/4 teaspoon minced Italian parsley
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium sauce pan, bring the water, butter, salt and ground black pepper to a boil. Add the flour and stir until it forms a dough. Cook another 2 minutes to dry out the dough.
Transfer the dough to a bowl and let it cool slightly. Slowly add the eggs, one at a time and stir until well combined.
Add the mozzarella cheese and parsley, mix well. Using 2 tablespoons to round each ball of dough and drop it onto the prepared parchment paper. Set them 1.5″-2″ apart. Sprinkle some grated parmesan cheese on top.
Bake for 10 minutes at 425°F (220°C) and another 20-25 minutes at 380°F (190°C) until golden brown. Serve warm.