Three Cheese Gougères (Cheese Puffs)

  • Preparation 20 MIN
    Cooking 35 MIN
  • Makes 45
  • Freezes



  1. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 190 °C (375 °F). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a saucepan, bring milk, water, butter and sugar to a boil. Remove saucepan from heat. Add flour all at once. Stir vigorously with a wooden spoon. Return pan to heat and continue stirring until the mixture forms a ball that pulls away from the sides of the pan, about 2 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and add eggs, one at a time, stirring well after each addition until dough is smooth. Stir in cheese.
  4. With a 15 ml (1 tablespoon) ice cream scoop or a pastry bag fitted with a plain tip, form about 15 dough balls per sheet, spacing them evenly.
  5. Bake, one sheet at a time, for about 30 minutes or until cheese puffs are golden brown. Eat warm or at room temperature.


Cheese puffs freeze well. Simply reheat them in a 180 °C (350 °F) oven.

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Nutrition Facts

For 1 puff

Content % Daily Value
Calories 43  
Total Fat 2.5 g  
Saturated Fat 1 g  
Sodium (salt) 42 mg  
Carbohydrates 3 g  
Fibre 0 g  
Protein 2 g