Becky has spent her entire career cooking and baking, which are also her favorite hobbies outside of work. For her, time spent in the kitchen not only relieves stress, but is lots of fun as well. Becky’s love for baking began as a child, standing on a chair next her mom, adding ingredients and mixing up dough.
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Gougère, a cream puff-like pastry, is easy to make. These warm, savory mini bites are a perfect holiday appetizer.
Heat oven to 400°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
Place water and butter in heavy 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until mixture comes to a full boil. Reduce heat to low; stir in flour and garlic salt vigorously until mixture leaves sides of pan and forms a ball. Remove from heat. Add 1 egg at a time, beating well after each addition, until mixture is smooth. Stir in 1 cup cheese, bell pepper and basil.
Immediately drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets. Sprinkle each with 1/4 teaspoon remaining cheese. Bake 20-22 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
*Substitute 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves.
Dietary Fiber: 0g
What a great Christmas addition to the table!
Absolutely love this recipe. So easy to make and delicious. I plan on always having some on hand in the freezer for a quick appetizer for unexpected company.
I love this recipe in that it allows you to try various substitutions. Next time I want to use chopped kalamata olives instead of red pepper. I added all the asiago called for (supposed to just use 1 cup) so just topped with some shredded cheddar which was fine. On some bites I did top with a sliced olive and my son and I preferred these more. It was also delicious with some pesto on top (top them 5 minutes before done).
I substituted Locatelli Romano cheese,two cloves of fresh garlic and 1/2 tsp. of salt. My entire family really enjoyed them as an appetizer. They do need to be eaten warm because they are a little soft when cool.
I would rate this recipe not a 5 star but 10 OMG they are so good I am also going to try a different cheese. They do freeze very well and heat up nicely but they didn't stay in the freezer too long either had to have them for a get together.
Everyone loved these at the get together I brought them too! I thought they were easy to make and I plan on making more to freeze for future parties.
I made this recipe this past weekend for a party in our home and these were a big hit. My mother had to move away from them to stop eating them!
I added jalapenos and yes their are several possibilities for this recipe. It is a perfect low calorie and fat snack for adults and the kids. Actually I let the kids reccomend their own ingredients.
Very easy to make. I used garlic powder, did not have garlic salt. I used fresh cilantro since that is what I had. These were very good. I can see a lot of new possibilities with this reciepe. Personally, I would double or triple the amount of garlic powder. There was a need for salt to bring out the flavour, since I did not use garlic salt. I'm thinking these would be awesome adding some finley minced green olives and minced pepperoni. Can't wait to make them again, my style!
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