“Gougeres” sounds better than “cheese puff”. It just does. Just as escargot sounds better than…snail. And “C’est la vie” is much, much better than “tough luck”. You get the idea. Such is the endless advantage of all things that are, or sound like they are, French.
And gougeres not only sound great, they look and taste great. As you would expect from a “puff”, gougeres are light and “puffy” in texture, like a popover. But gougeres also feature extra richness and flavor from butter and cheese that makes for a special combination. The French pretty much exist to come up with this stuff. Continue reading