Tuesday, February 03, 2009


Sat 24 Jan 2009

Another video for you!

I know gougères have made a previous appearance on this site, but this time you get a slightly simpler recipe AND video instructions. I made this video with two purposes in mind: firstly, late last year I made these for my friends Matt and Parminder who had trouble replicating them. What better way than to be able to show them how it's done? Secondly, I used this as my (rather last minute) Market Kitchen Talent Search entry. Nothing like killing two birds with one stone!

A handy list of ingredients is after the video.

To make the quantity shown in the video you will need:

75mL water
20g unsalted butter
pinch of nutmeg
cayenne pepper/chilli powder/paprika to taste
salt to taste
20g plain flour
1 medium egg
20g grated Parmesan (or other hard - medium hard cheese of choice)

These quantities will do two not very hungry people for a snack. The quantities scale up easily. For a substantial afternoon tea for 2, double up! They're great for serving unexpected guests, but bear in mind that you do need to serve them straight from the oven.

Of course - ensure you have a bottle of good red wine to hand. There's your excuse to buy a lovely bottle of Burgundy!
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Blogger Katie said...

Great video. I have never seen gougeres being made, nor attempted them myself so this was really useful. Hope you fed the cameraman some for his hard work :)

8:53 pm  
Blogger Alex said...

Katie - yes, the cameraman was fed! Gougères are so easy to make you should really give them a try!

11:00 am  

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