Red Pepper Asiago Gougère Bites (Gluten-Free Recipe)
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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.

72
gougère
15 min
PREP TIME
1 hr 35 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

1 cup water

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

1 cup Gluten-Free Flour Blend (see below)

1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

4 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

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  

 

 *Substitute 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 400°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    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 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.

  3. STEP 3

    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.

Tip #1

- 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 8-10 minutes or until heated through.

Tip #2

Gluten-Free 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.

Tip #3

This recipe was developed using alternative flours and products labeled as “gluten-free.” The best source for additional information is the ingredient listing on product packaging. Learn about gluten-free baking.

Nutrition

35Calories
2.5Fat (mg)
15Cholesterol (mg)
45Sodium (mg)
2Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)

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  March 09, 2016

Made them for the second time today and love these little bites of goodness! Makes enough to put in the freezer for another day.

— says Kate
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  December 17, 2015

OH MY! This is the first real gluten free baking that I have done, so only made 1/2 recipe in case they were yucky. Wish I would have made the full amount! I had already bought and mixed a double recipe for the "GLUTEN FREE FLOUR BLEND" at the bottom of the recipe, so that was done ahead of time. All I had to do was mix the ingredients. I DID change the recipe by putting the whole amount of parmesan cheese into the mixture, then added additional for the tops before baking. Using parchment paper was a great help in cleanup. These bites were so tasty and light... reminded me of a very popular seafood restaurant's "cheddar biscuit"! My hubby also thought they were great! Will definitely be making again very soon...only next time, a WHOLE recipe!

— says kater
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