Red Pepper Asiago Gougère Bites (Gluten-Free Recipe*)
Gougère, a cream puff-like pastry, is easy to make. These warm, savory mini bites are a perfect holiday appetizer.
15 min.prep time
72 gougère bites
1 cup water
1 cup Gluten-Free Flour Blend (see below)
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) finely shredded Asiago or Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil**
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 until mixture comes to a full boil (6 to 8 minutes). Reduce heat to low; stir in gluten-free flour blend 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 for 20 to 22 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
*This recipe was developed using alternative flours and other products labeled as "gluten-free". To date, the FDA and USDA have not defined the term "gluten-free." Therefore, to the best of our knowledge, the ingredients in our Process Cheese (example: American Process Cheese) and our natural dairy products (examples: natural cheese and butter) do not contain gluten.
**Substitute 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves.
Gluten-Free Flour Blend: To make flour blend, combine 2 cups rice flour, 2/3 cup potato starch, 1/3 cup tapioca flour and 1 teaspoon xanthan gum. Use appropriate amount for recipe; store remainder in container with tight-fitting lid. Stir before using.
- To make ahead, bake as directed. Cool completely. Place cooled bites onto baking sheets; place into freezer until firm. Place frozen bites into resealable plastic freezer bags. Freeze up to 2 months. To reheat, heat oven to 350°F. Place frozen bites in single layer onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until heated through.
- Learn more about gluten-free baking.