5 from 1 vote
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 20 Gougères
Discover how to make perfect Gougères, the classic French cheese puffs, with our easy-to-follow recipe. Perfect for appetisers or snacks, these light and airy delights, made with Gruyère cheese, bring a touch of French sophistication to any gathering.

Nutrition: per serving



  • 80 g Butter Unsalted
  • 150 g Plain Flour
  • 4 large Eggs
  • 100 g Gruyere Cheese Grated
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper Ground
  • Nutmeg Grated


  • Begin by preheating your oven to 200°C (or 180°C with a fan) and prepare a baking tray by lining it with parchment paper.
  • Heat a saucepan over medium heat and bring the water and butter to a boil, ensuring that the butter is completely melted.
  • Add the flour all at once to the saucepan and vigorously stir with a wooden spoon until the mixture forms a smooth dough that detaches from the sides of the pan. This should take approximately 2-3 minutes.
  • Take the saucepan off the heat and allow it to cool slightly, roughly for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the eggs one by one, stirring thoroughly after each addition until the dough becomes smooth and glossy.
  • Add the grated Gruyere cheese, salt, black pepper, and nutmeg into the mixture, ensuring even distribution.
  • Using either a spoon or a pastry bag, place small dollops of the dough onto the prepared baking tray, leaving some space between each one.
  • Put the tray in the preheated oven and bake for around 20-25 minutes or until the gougeres turn a golden brown and puff up.
  • Once removed from the oven, let them cool for a few minutes before serving.

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