G and I have spa days and drink the waters. Basically, we’re having drinks and nibbles at an Island establishment every month or so. We like making things special and we’ll go hither and yon to find new experiences. We’ve been together a long time and you need to keep having new adventures or things go stale. We were lucky enough to enjoy the gougeres at Prima Bistro recently. I’m now a fan, so I needed a recipe.
If you want to get technical, we’re talking cream puffs with Gruyere cheese. They’re light and very satisfying. If you love cream puffs, you will love these even more. The flavor of the Gruyere raises these to a whole new level. Now picture your Martini in one hand and a gougeres in the other. Life is good.
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 stick (4 ounces) butter, cut into tablespoons
- Large pinch of coarse salt
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 4 large eggs
- 3 1/2 ounces shredded Gruyère cheese (1 cup), plus more for sprinkling
- Freshly ground pepper
- Freshly grated nutmeg (I’m not a nutmeg fan, so you will have to decide)