Blue Cheese Bacon Gougeres

Blue Cheese Bacon Gougères Author: Canadian Living Credits: Blue Cheese Bacon Gougères

Savoury choux-paste puffs are excellent served warm or at room temperature. For easy piping, crumble the cheese and bacon into pieces smaller than the opening of the piping tip.

  • Portion size 48 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Special Issue: Holiday Best 2009

Ingredients

Method

In small heavy saucepan, bring water, butter, salt and hot pepper sauce to boil; remove from heat. Add flour all at once; stir vigorously with wooden spoon until mixture comes away from side of pan in smooth ball.

Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring constantly, until coating begins to form on bottom of pan, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to large bowl; stir for 30 seconds to cool slightly.

Make well in centre of flour mixture. Using wooden spoon or electric mixer, beat in eggs, 1 at a time and beating well after each addition, until smooth, shiny and pastry holds its shape in bowl. Stir in bacon and cheese.

Using pastry bag fitted with 1/2-inch (1 cm) plain tip or using spoon, pipe mixture into 1-inch (2.5 cm) mounds onto 2 parchment paper–lined baking sheets.

Glaze: Beat egg with water; lightly brush over pastry mounds, flattening tips and ensuring glaze doesn't drip onto paper.

Bake in 425°F (220°C) oven for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 375°F (190°C); switch and rotate pans. Bake until golden and crisp, about 10 minutes.

Turn off oven; open door and let stand in oven for 10 minutes to dry. Let cool on pan on rack. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 24 hours; recrisp in 350°F/180°C oven for 5 minutes.)

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 62 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 43.0
  • Total fat 3 g
  • Potassium 16 mg
  • Cholesterol 24 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 3 g

%RDI

  • Iron 1.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 5.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 3.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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