Smoked Gouda & Herb Puffs


  • 1 cup water
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 3 large eggs
  • 4 ounces smoked Gouda, diced
  • 2 tablespoons chives, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon thyme, minced
  • 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper

Cooking Instructions

Step 1: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Step 2: Place water, butter, and salt in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.

Step 3: Once the mixture has come to a boil, add flour and quickly stir with a wooden spoon until a ball of dough forms, 3 to 5 minutes.

Step 4: Transfer dough to a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and mix over medium speed, allowing steam to escape.

Step 5: Once steam disappears, 2 to 4 minutes, begin adding eggs one by one, scraping down the sides of the bowl for even mixing.

Step 6: Remove mixture from the stand mixer and gently fold in remaining ingredients.

Step 7: Scoop heaping tablespoons of mixture onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, 1 inch apart, and bake for 25 minutes, or until golden brown.  Serve warm.

Enjoy these “poppable” bites from HGTV!