Gougeres with Beef and Horseradish Filling

By • March 28, 2011 7 Comments

Author Notes: Normally I make these little cheese puffs with parmesan and serve them with a warm marinara dipping sauce. This time I used gruyere and filled them with cream cheese, green onionand a little roast beef..inpatskitchen


Makes about 25 puffs

For the gougeres

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup finely grated gruyere
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish

For the filling

  • 4 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup finely sliced green onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup very finely diced deli roast beef
  • 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  1. For the filling, thoroughly combine all the ingredients. Cover and refrigerate while making the gougeres.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  3. In a saucepan bring the milk and butter to a boil.
  4. Add the flour and beat with a wooden spoon until the mixture pulls away from the sides of the pan.
  5. Remove from the heat and let the mixture rest for a minute.
  6. Beat in the first egg until fully incorporated.Beat in the second egg.
  7. Stir in the cheese and horseradish.
  8. On a parchment or Silpat lined baking sheet, drop teaspoons of the mixture about two inches apart. (or pipe them on with a pastry bag fitted with a plain hole)
  9. Bake for about 20 minutes. Let cool.
  10. With a sharp paring knife, cut each puff almost in half, leaving a little hinge.
  11. Fill each puff with about a teaspoon of the filling and serve.

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