Bruno Albouze Gougère

Gougère / Cheese Puffs

Yields12 ServingsPrep Time30 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time1 hrDifficultyIntermediateRating


Pate a Choux
 250 g Water
 70 g White wine
 5 g Salt
 115 g Butter cut into chunks
 75 g All-purpose flour
 75 g Bread flour
 250 g Eggs, lightly beaten
 60 g Gruyère or Comté cheese or aged Cheddar, grated


Pate a Choux

Bring to a good boil, water, wine, butter and salt. Remove from heat and mix in flour until it comes together. Return to the stove and stir swiftly on high heat until it forms a ball; for about 2 minutes. Transfer hot batter into a large bowl – let cool down a bit; stirring every so often.
Meanwhile, whisk eggs to combine. Pour one-third of the eggs into the still warm dough; mix well and add remaining eggs. Add cheese and season with black pepper and cayenne or chili pepper to taste.
Pipe out gougere into small sizes than large; about 1-inch (2.5cm) diameter puffs.
Unbaked pate a choux can be made in advance and stored in the freezer for weeks.
When needed, pop up frozen puffs in the oven and bake.


For best results, bake Pâte à choux using a preheated convection oven at 400ºF (190ºC) for about 15 minutes; do not over baked gougere nor open the oven door during baking; it will deflate.
Increase oven temperature to 450ºF (230ºC) if using conventional oven. Serve warm – Enjoy!

5 thoughts on “Gougère / Cheese Puffs”

  1. Hi Bruno, I really am excited to try these, but I’m not sure if 0.8 cup is 250 ml.

    Which measurement is correct for the amount of water and white wine?

    250 ml water+ 70ml white wine sounds like a lot for 1 cup flour in a pate a choux, is this correct?

      1. Thanks for replying so soon! I made these last night and it worked perfectly with the weight measurements, took me back to the Plaza Athénée bar, wonderful!
        Recently discovered your channel, just purchased a digital gram scale now and looking forward to trying more recipes from you 🙂

  2. Hi Bruno,

    Can I make these and then freeze them after I bake them? How do I defrost it for a diner party for 22 people on that day.

    Also congrats for having worked at the Plaza Athenee, you really are excellent.

    Thanks for all your hard work and my wife and I have a lot of fun cooking your recipes.


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