Classic French Gougères – Day 2 of the 12 Days of Canapés – 2013


The gougère is the French canapé equivalent of the little black dress. Classic and essential to every cook’s repertoire. A hit at any holiday party and perfect served warm from the oven alongside a very cold glass of your favourite Champagne or sparkling wine .

I have made a fair number of gougère recipes but this one from Dorie Greenspan’sAround My French Table” is the very best.

This recipe calls for a bit more Gruyère cheese that most other gougère recipes and maybe that is what makes these so good. Feel free to use Comté or Mimolette or even extra sharp cheddar in place of the Gruyère.

Big added bonus: While these must be spooned or piped out as soon as they are made they can be frozen on trays and then popped in the oven just before your guests arrive, filling the house with the most delicious scent.


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4 Responses to Classic French Gougères – Day 2 of the 12 Days of Canapés – 2013

  1. Bonnie says:

    Yay! I’m having a party on Saturday and this was something I really really wanted to make!
    I’m making the batter now and freezing the mounds until right before the guests arrive.
    They’ll think I’m a genius!


  2. Bonnie says:

    Did it! Doubled the batch, and popped them into the oven throughout the night. They were raved about!
    Thank you!

  3. Cathy says:

    Beautiful photo!
    Saw your work in Edible Vancouver , more beauty …

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