Recipe courtesy of Damaris Phillips

Almond Gougeres

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 15 min
  • Active: 35 min
  • Yield: about 3 dozen



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Add the milk, butter and salt to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Add the all-purpose flour and almond flour; stir vigorously using a heat-proof spatula. Cook, stirring constantly, until a dense dough that pulls away from the side of the pot forms, about 3 minutes.
  2. Transfer the dough to a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and run briefly to cool a bit. Add 1 egg at a time, making sure the egg is fully incorporated before adding the next. Add the Gruyere, pepper and thyme; mix until just combined.
  3. Using a 1-tablespoon scoop, drop the dough onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Top with a sprinkle of cheese. Bake until puffed up and browned in color, 30 to 40 minutes.