City Bakery Cheese Gougeres - Instructions
Maury Rubin, owner of New York City's renowned City Bakery, substitutes a cookie press for the customary
pastry bag when making these savory hors d'oeuvres. The press makes quicker work of the preparation,
too. Enjoy them hot or at room temperature.
Preheat the oven to 375 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or use a nonstick baking sheet.
Insert a star disk in a cookie press.
Put water, milk and butter into a medium saucepan and cook over low heat until the butter melts.
Meanwhile, sift the flour, cayenne pepper, black pepper and salt together into a medium bowl. Set aside.
Crack the eggs into a small bowl. With a fork, beat slightly. Set aside.
When the butter mixture is liquid but not boiling hot, add half of the flour. Increase the heat to
medium. With a large wooden spoon, mix vigorously until the mixture forms a dough. Add the remaining
flour and continue mixing vigorously until the dough is smooth and glistens slightly. Remove the pan