Sophisticated cheese puff appetizers, known as gougeres, are a cinch to prepare with this recipe from "Cocktails and Amuse Bouches," by chef Daniel Boulud and mixologist Xavier Herit.



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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.

  • In a large saucepan bring milk, 1 cup water, butter, and salt to a boil over medium-high heat. Add flour and espelette pepper; cook, stirring constantly, until dough pulls away from sides of pan, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly, about 5 minutes.

  • Add eggs, one at a time, stirring after each addition. Drop 3-tablespoon-size scoops of dough 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Top each with 1 tablespoon Gruyere cheese; sprinkle with fleur de sel, cracked black pepper, and espelette pepper.

  • Transfer to oven and bake until puffy and browned, rotating pan halfway through baking, about 30 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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translation on French ingredients also there was no water listed on the list.
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... imgredients do not mention 1 cup water but it is in the first step.