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A large pile of Gluten-free Cheese Puffs - small, cheesy pastries - on a silver plate.
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Gluten-Free Gougères

These Gluten-Free Gougères are a very tasty - and accurate! - gluten free version of a classic French pastry. Serve warm or cold.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Waiting time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: French
Diet: Gluten Free
Servings: 30 Pastries
Calories: 58kcal
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  • Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C).
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick baking sheet. It’s very important to not grease the pan - it will cause the pastries to flatten!
  • In a small bowl, combine flours, cayenne, mustard powder, xanthan gum, and baking powder. Set aside.
  • Combine milk, butter and salt in a medium sauce pan, heat to a boil.
  • Once boiling, remove from heat. Add flour mixture, stirring until well incorporated.
  • Reduce heat to medium, return saucepan to stove top. Cook for another minute or so, until the dough comes together, leaving the sides of the pan.
  • Transfer dough to the bowl of your stand mixer. Using the paddle attachment, beat the dough for a minute or so to allow it to cool slightly.
  • Meanwhile, beat together eggs and egg whites in a small bowl.
  • With the mixer set to medium, add egg mixture to dough a little at a time, allowing eggs to fully incorporate into the dough before adding more.
  • It may look like a separating mess, but I promise it will come together!
  • Once all of the eggs have been added and the dough is once again smooth, add cheese and continue beating it to melt and distribute the cheese.
  • Once the dough is smooth and shiny, it’s ready to pipe or spoon! It’ll be soft and a bit sticky, but more or less be able to hold its shape.
  • Using spoons or a pastry bags, make walnut-sized mounds of batter, leaving 2" of space between each.
  • Use a moistened finger to pat down any peaks of dough that may form as you finish piping each.
  • Bake for 12 minutes, then - WITHOUT opening the oven door - turn the temperature down to 350 F (180 C) and bake for another 25 minutes.
  • Crack the oven door open a few inches, turn the heat off, and allow the puffs to cool in the oven for 30 minutes.
  • This step allows the insides to dry out, providing a stronger structure to prevent collapse.


Calories: 58kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 82mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 121IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg