Gougère (pronounced goo-zhair) is a cheese flavored cream puff pastry, which I have adapted from the Land O Lakes website. I love this website; so many yummy recipes and beautiful photos.
My in-laws were coming over for lunch and I made these to serve with soup and salad. They were a huge hit. Even my husband, whom does not like anything biscuit-y, loved these and approved them for future consumption.
1 cup water½ cup butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ tsp Italian seasoning
¼ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp salt
1 150g package Boursin
2 TBSP. chopped fresh chives or green onion
Grated Parmesan Cheese
Preheat oven to 400°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper, silicone mats or grease baking sheets lightly.Combine water and butter in a 3 quart heavy sauce pan or dutch oven. Cook over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil (5 to 7 minutes). Add flour, Italian seasoning, garlic, and salt. Stir vigorously until mixture forms a ball. Remove from heat. Add 1 egg at a time, beating after each addition until smooth. Stir in Boursin and chives.
Drop by rounded teaspoonful onto prepared baking sheets. Top each with parmesean cheese. Bake for 18 – 22 minutes or until puffed and browned. Serve warm.