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Old 10-20-2005, 04:47 PM   #1
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Cheddar and Thyme Gougeres

...or you can call them cheese puffs.

Always looking for apps for the holiday season and I came across this really easy recipe and thought I'd give it a try. It's a nice light little mouthful that's tasty and not very filling.

You can vary the cheeses used and the herbs as well.

Recipe:

3/4 C Water
1/2 tsp Salt
6 Tb Unsalted Butter cut into 1/2 inch cubes.
3/4 C AP Flour
4 Eggs
1 1/2 Tb Chopped Fresh Thyme (or other herb)
1 C Grated Cheddar (or other cheese)

Preheat the oven to 400 F.

Put the water, salt and butter into a 2-3 quart sauce pan, bring to a boil.

Add the flour all at once and beat vigorously, still on the heat, with a stiff whisk or wooden spoon until the dough pulls away from the sides of the pan. Remove the pan from the heat.

Beat the eggs into the dough one at a time using a food processor, electric mixer or a spoon/whisk. Mix in the thyme and half of the cheese.

Spoon or pipe teaspoon amounts of the dough 1" apart onto parchment covered cookie sheets. Top each with a pinch of the remaining cheese.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

If you like, you can freeze the uncooked dough on the cookie sheets and transfer them to a container for later use.
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Old 10-20-2005, 05:29 PM   #2
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You can vary the cheeses used and the herbs as well.
No, this sounds just about perfect.
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Old 10-20-2005, 10:30 PM   #3
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I made a smaller recipe as a test and was surprised at how easy it was.
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Old 10-20-2005, 11:13 PM   #4
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Thanks Andy,

my kids love things like this, so will try it for them this weekend..
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Old 10-21-2005, 06:03 AM   #5
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...or you can call them cheese puffs
But your name is so neat, and why not jazz up the title given to cheese puffs? I love these little guys, so addictive! Thanks for sharing this recipe Andy
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Oh yum yum yum!

I believe I may try to make them with margerine and sheep's milk cheese so my friend can enjoy them. Otherwise I'd eat them all myself!
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...Otherwise I'd eat them all myself!

...and that's a bad thing?
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These will go perfectly with all the nourishing soups we are all going to make now...........
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