Gougeres with Comte

Gougeres (French cheese puffs) taste best when they are still warm, but they can also be made in advance and frozen. I like to serve them with a glass of wine as an aperitif. You can use Gruyere cheese instead of Comte cheese.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
25 gougeres


  • 1 cup water

  • 9 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 3 pinches salt

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 ¾ cups freshly grated Comte cheese, divided

  • freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 1 tablespoon water


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Combine 1 cup water, butter, and salt in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Cook until butter has melted, about 5 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat. Add 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour all at once and mix vigorously with a wooden spoon until a smooth dough forms. Return saucepan to low heat; briefly cook and stir until dough pulls away from the pan and starts to dry out, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool for 1 minute.

  3. Beat eggs into the dough, 1 at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition. Add 1 cup grated Comte cheese and season lightly with pepper.

  4. Use 2 teaspoons to place small mounds of dough onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving space between them.

  5. Stir together egg yolk and 1 tablespoon water in a bowl and brush onto the dough mounds. Sprinkle with the remaining Comte cheese.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until puffed up and golden brown, about 20 minutes. Turn off heat and let gougeres cool in the oven with the door half-open.


The original recipe is in metric - metric measurements are 125 g butter, 150 g flour, 100 g plus 80 g Comte cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

101 Calories
8g Fat
4g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 25
Calories 101
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 55mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 4g
Calcium 84mg 6%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 24mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.