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Gougères au Comté Recipe for Bastille Day

The traditional French appetiser Gougères is a perfect dish to make for Bastille Day (July 14th). Best eaten warm, they are crispy on the outside and soft in the middle and taste out of this world with a cold, glass of crisp white wine. 

Our Gougères recipe is a no-fuss version; using simple tools and ingredients - perfect for those with a busy lifestyle.
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Ingredients

(Makes approx. 15 Gougères) 

120ml Water 
45g Butter
65g Plain Flour
2 Eggs
100g Comté (Grated)
Salt & Pepper

Method

  • Pre-heat oven to 200C and line a large baking tray with baking paper. 

  • Pour the water into a saucepan, add the butter and heat until the butter is melted and combined with the water. 

  • Take off the heat and add the flour; mixing vigourously until it combines into a dough.

  • Still with the pan off the heat, add the eggs one at a time and continue mixing vigourously until each egg is completely combined into the dough mixture. 

  • Add 80g of the grated Comté into the mixture and stir together. 

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  • Using 2 dessert spoons, scrape 1/2 a dessert spoon of your cheesy dough mix onto your lined baking tray. Continue to do this until you've used all of the mixture; allowing space for your Gougères to rise.
     
  • Sprinkle each ball with your remaining Comté and place into the oven for 10 minutes.

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  • Once the 10 minutes is done, reduce your oven temperature to 180C and bake for another 20 minutes - until they are golden brown.
     
  • Voilà! Serve warm and enjoy your gorgeous Gougères! 

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